Drawings & Prints

Many institutions in Southern California have excellent collections of works on paper by Rembrandt. The J. Paul Getty Museum owns ten drawings by the master made to capture his travels throughout the Dutch countryside and to explore his ideas for genre scenes, biblical subjects, or portraits. These drawings are complemented by Rembrandt’s etchings held at the Norton Simon Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); the Hammer Museum; the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; and the Fisher Museum of Art at the University of Southern California. Whereas Rembrandt executed the drawings for exploratory or teaching purposes, he produced etchings to be sold to supplement his income. Though Rembrandt’s works on paper are not always on display at their home institutions, many are digitized and available online.