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Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch (1606 - 1669) Primary



David in Prayer

1652
Etching
State: Second State, with scratch

Plate
5 15/16 in. x 4 15/16 in. (15.08 cm x 12.54 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: X.440
Geography: Europe, Netherlands
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Culture/Nationality: Dutch

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  • canopy beds - Beds with suspended canopies, rectangular, cone-shaped, or domed, which support curtains that may encompass the head half or the full length of the bed. Use "tester beds" for beds having a rooflike component supported on posts.
  • Christianity - Refers to the world religion and culture that developed in the first century CE, driven by the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Its roots are in the Judaic tradition and the Old Testament. The tenets include a belief in the death and redemptive resurrection of Jesus. The religion incorporates a tradition of faith, ritual, and a form of church authority or leadership.
  • Dutch - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of the Netherlands, or in general to cultures that have occupied the same area in northwestern Europe along the North Sea. It is often used to distinguish the culture of the northern historic Netherlands from "Flemish," which is the culture of the southern Netherlands or Flanders. It may also be used to refer in general to the culture of Germanic or Teutonic peoples; however, this meaning is seldom found in modern texts.
  • etchings - Prints made from an etched printing plate, which is a metal plate on which a design is made by coating the plate with an acid-resistant substance, creating a design in the coating, and then exposing the plate to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For designs incised directly into a copper plate using a burin or graver, use "engravings (prints)."
  • Judaism - Refers to the monotheistic religion of the Jewish people, central to which is the belief that the ancient Israelites experienced God's presence in human events. Jews believe that the one God delivered the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt, revealed the structure of communal and individual life to them, and chose them to be a holy nation of people able to set an example for all humankind. The Hebrew Bible and Talmud are the two primary sources for Judaism's spiritual and ethical principles. The religion, which traces its origins to Abraham, places more emphasis on expressing beliefs through ritual rather than through abstract doctrine. The Sabbath, beginning on sunset on Friday and ending at sunset on Saturday, is the central religious observance; there is also an annual cycle of religious festivals and days of fasting. Judaism has had a diverse history of development over almost 4000 years, with a number of resulting branches in modern times, namely Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform.
  • religion and mythology

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Dimensions
  • Plate Dimensions: 5 15/16 x 4 15/16 in. (15.081 x 12.541 cm)

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/166185 |title=David in Prayer |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=6/29/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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