Rembrandt School “Reclining Lion” Sepia Sketch
School of Rembrandt are students, and followers, there often seems to be a direct connection between drawing and printmaking. Artists are fluent draftsmen and often excellent printmakers as well. While the Counter Reformation held sway in the south, in the north, in Holland and other Germanic countries, Jesus, the Apostles, and their predecessors in the Old Testament, walk the same ground that burghers, beggars, farmers, and peasants tried, work the same fields, trying to coexist with nature and yet to wrest it to their needs. Biblical stories, landscapes, and portraits can be a way to connect the present to the past and the future.
Here is what seems to be a lovely well executed study in Sepia Wash (we see NO halftones) from the School of Rembrandt (follower of the artist style) measuring 5.24 by 3 inches on tinted wove vellum finish wove paper. Hinged onto a antique sheet of paper and In good condition.
There is what seen to be a monogram in the lower left corner of the work (JCR )? Either a collector's or artist initials in the study.