Rare Special Editions available for ACC Art Books –  More Information

Book cover of Abraham Van Dijck (1635-1680) featuring an oil painting, 'The Widow of Zarephath and Her Son by Abraham van Dijck', woman and young boy praying together. Published by WBooks.

Abraham Van Dijck (1635-1680)

By (author) David De Witt


Log in to add this to your wishlist.
  • Abraham van Dijck developed an alternative to his master Rembrandt's style: exploring inner life with daring experiments in light and handling. This is the first comprehensive monograph of his work
Full Description

In the years around 1651, Rembrandts young charges followed him in the turn of his late style, with its concentration, inner emotion, impasto handling, and restrained dynamism.

Around then the young Abraham van Dijck also arrived from Dordrecht to complete his studies. He quickly grasped his master’s new direction, but also developed a gentle and vulnerable alternative to it: exploring the evocation of inner life, with daring experiments in light and handling. Together with fellow pupils Nicolaes Maes, Jacobus Leveck and Cornelis Bisschop, he returned to Dordrecht for a brief and fertile period of painting and drawing. Eventually he succumbed to the siren call of Amsterdam once more.

This is the first comprehensive monograph of his remarkable achievement in drawing and paintings and his distinctive contribution to the art of this period.

About the Author

David de Witt is Senior Curator of The Rembrandt House Museum.

2nd Jul 2020
World excluding The Netherlands & Belgium
305 mm x 240 mm
320 Pages
200 color
Recently Viewed

Please log-in or create an account to see your recent items.