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Maker(s):Rembrandt, Harmensz van Rijn, after
Culture:Dutch (1606-1669)
Title:Man at Table by Candlelight
Date Made:17th century copy; after an original of ca. 1642
Materials:etching on cream laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Netherlands; Amsterdam; Leyden
Measurements:Mat: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Sheet: 5 13/16 in x 5 1/4 in; 14.8 cm x 13.3 cm; Plate/Image: 5 11/16 in x 5 3/16 in; 14.4 cm x 13.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: verso, upp. ctr. (graphite): 43448/gba[ill.]; INSCriPTION: verso, lwr. ctr. (graphite): B. 148
Accession Number:  MH 2005.13.3
Credit Line:Gift of Lilian M. C. Randall (Class of 1950)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

In the center of the composition is a man at a table or desk. He wears a flat, dark cap and places his proper left hand on his proper left temple in an attitude of concentration or reflection. Before him is a stack of papers or a book propped up by some indiscernable object, and to the right a candle is lit, attached to the back wall with a sconce. In the upper right corner of the composition, a curtain is visible.

light; tables; books

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