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Table of Contents - 6[-]Preface - 8[-]Acknowledgements - 12[-]Introduction - Reassessing Rembrandt - 16[-]1 Reinventing the Biography, Creating the Myth - The Formation of Rembrandt's Artistic Persona in Nineteenth-Century France - 30[-] Plates - 63[-]2 Politicizing Rembrandt - An Exemplar for New Aesthetic Values, Realism, and Republicanism - 82[-]3 Picturing the Myth - Rembrandt's Body and Images of the Old Master Artist - 124[-]4 Rembrandt the -Master - Choosing an Ancestral Figure for French Painter-Printmakers - 158[-]5 The Rembrandt Strategy - Etchers and Engravers Fashion their Professional Identities - 216[-]Conclusion - Repercussions of the Cult of Rembrandt - 284[-]Notes - 300[-]Appendix - Interpretive Prints after Rembrandt - 348[-]Bibliography - 356[-]Illustration Acknowledgments - 376[-]Index - 380.
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Rembrandt's life and art had a mythical resonance among ninetheenth-century French artists, writers and collectors. Artists and critics used Rembrandt's artistic persona as a benchmark and justification for their own goals and some reconstructed and falsified history while making making Rembrandt and ancestral figure whom they heralded as their talisman. This study, the first in-depth examination of the reception of Rembrandt in nineteenth-century France, analyzes the preoccupation with his perceived authenticity, originality and republicanism. This innovative book considers the written texts, prints, sculpture, painting, posters, and theatrical performances that demonstrate the growing power of the myth of Rembrandt. (source: Nielsen Book Data)