DescriptionThe Museum’s Baroque Pearl Necklace is based on pearl jewelry worn by women in Rembrandt van Rijn’s (Dutch, 1606–1669) portraits. A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is usually regarded as the greatest artist of Holland’s “Golden Age.” One crucial aspect of Rembrandt’s development was his intense study of people, objects, and their surroundings from life—as is obvious in his paintings.
Simulated glass pearls with 22K gold overlay. 18"L. Hook and eye closure.
- 22K gold overlay
- Simulated glass pearls
- Hook and eye closure
Art HistoryRembrandt van Rijn's (Dutch, 1606–1669) preoccupation with direct observation was exceptional and continued throughout his career. Despite the constant evolution of his style, Rembrandt's compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human situations may be traced back even from his late works to the foundations of his early years. It was also this program that made Rembrandt a great teacher. His many pupils included Gerrit Dou, Govert Flinck, Ferdinand Bol, Nicolaes Maes, and Carel Fabritius.