Amand Durand


Christ and Pontius Pilate. Description: Important Original 19th Century Armond Durand Etching After Rembrandt by the Historical Prominent and Respected 19th Century Engraver Amand Durand using Original Rembrandt Plates. | 19th Century | Hand Pulled Etching | Entitled: Christ and Pontius Pilate | Professionally matted and framed under archival glass | Amazing Custom Wood Carved Frame | Measures approx. 26″ x 28″ Image; 36″ H x 32.5″ W x 3″ D | Photographs show glass covered with removable plastic to protect against scratching. After Rembrandt etching by his official authorized artist Amand Durand. Hand pulled etching from the original copper plates of Rembrandt restored by Amand Durand (1831-1905). Mr. Durand spent countless hours reconstructing and refurbishing the worn original Rembrandt copper etching plates. Approx. 26×28.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. At Rembrandt’s death in 1669, many of his etching plates had been cancelled or destroyed, with only a couple usable plates remaining. By the 1800’s these few surviving plates for Rembrandt’s etchings were worn flat and in very poor condition. Armand Durand, a noted and very respected engraver, dedicated the major part of his life re-creating early etchings from the masters. He researched and studied those pieces available in museums and private collections, especially the 1st and 2nd state etchings of the original works. Armand then duplicated the images onto new copper plates, achieving incredible clarity and accuracy through his own technical abilities. Durand’s etchings have been purchased by major collectors throughout Europe, as well as the Louvre Museum in Paris and the French Bibliotheque Nationale. Durand published a complete set of very fine reproductions of all 347 etchings of Rembrandt, known as: Amand Durand’s after Rembrandt.
Dimensions: 36″ H x 32.5″ W x 3″ D