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Rembrandt engraved collection

Identifier: ubl070

Scope and Contents

Collectie prenten met reproducties van schilderijen en tekeningen van Rembrandt (1606-1669). De collectie omvat prenten die tijdens het leven van Rembrandt zijn gemaakt tot prenten uit de beginperiode van de fotografie aan het begin van de 19e eeuw.


  • Creation: 1630-1850
  • Creation: Bulk 1700-1800


Conditions Governing Use

Regulations that apply during the use of these materials can be found on the website of Leiden University Library.


450 prints (circa)

Language of Materials


Abstract in Dutch

Collectie prenten met reproducties van schilderijen en tekeningen van Rembrandt (1606-1669).

Abstract in English

Reproductive prints after paintings and drawings by Rembrandt (1606-1669), dating from the earliest prints made during his lifetime until the advent of photography in the middle of the 19th century.

Physical Location

Leiden University Library, Special Collections

Other Finding Aids

The prints in this collection are published in a catalogue (Schaeps, 2006).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the prints in this collection entered the Print Room in the nineteenth century when the collecting of reproductive prints was central to the acquisition policy. Many prints were donated by the second director of the Print Room, N.C. de Gijselaar (1792-1873) after his retirement from the university. A larger collection entered the Print Room in 1894 when 225 prints after Rembrandt were purchased from the art dealer Frederik Muller & Co. in Amsterdam.


No future additions are to be expected.

Related Materials

Collections of reproductive prints after Rembrandt can be found at the Rijksprentenkabinet and Museum het Rembrandthuis, both in Amsterdam, besides in several collections abroad, notably Vienna.


  • Schaeps, J., Rembrandt in prent gebracht : uit de collectie van het Prentenkabinet. Leiden, 2006.


The material in this collection can be requested at the Special Collections Reading Room. Prints and drawings can be requested by referring to either their inventory numbers or by the names of the artists. The inventory numbers can be deduced from the Digitool catalogue.

Processing Information

The prints have been integrated into the general collections of drawings and prints. All prints have been catalogued in Digitool.

Collection guide of the Rembrandt engraved collection (1630-1850)
Collectie Rembrandt in prent gebracht
Jef Schaeps, 2006
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This finding aid has been written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leiden University Libraries Archives & Collections Repository

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