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19th C. Meissen Porcelain Plaque Depicting Rembrandt and Saskia in the Tavern

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An incredible and very rare 19th Century Meissen porcelain plaque depicting Rembrandt and Saskia in the Tavern. Meissen plaques are incredibly rare and this subject is probably one of the rarest ever produced. The plaque is hand-painted by the best artists in the Meissen Porcelain Manufacturer in the "Golden Age" of Meissen creation. This plaque is an inspiration of the incredible quality, variable levels of light and dark, and loving attention to Saskia, Rembrandt's wife. The plaque depicts Rembrandt and Saskia drinking together in a Tavern. Both figures in the plaque are one-in-one with Rembrandt's vision on variable light and dark themes, as well as highly detailed and complimentary brush strokes. The back of Rembrandt's hat and body is slightly darker than the opposite side where Saskia is seated; this depicts his thoughtful process of mapping out light and dark trends in his works of art. The quality, technical ability, and perfect color balance of this plaque are superb and most probably one of the greatest plaques ever to be produced by Meissen. Meissen is the foremost creator of Porcelain Plaques and this particular subject is on top of them all. The back of the plaque consists of Underglaze blue crossed swords mark. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born in Leiden in the Netherlands in 1606. In around 1631, Rembrandt lodged in the house of an art dealer called Hendrick van Uylenburgh, and while there, he met his landlord's young cousin Saskia and got married in 1634. Rembrandt is one of the greatest storytellers in the history of art, possessing an exceptional ability to render people in their various moods and dramatic guises. 'Rembrandt und Saskia im Gleichnis vom verlorenen Sohn' is housed in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister of Dresden, Germany and was painted in 1637 as an oil on canvas. Rembrandt is also known as a painter of light and shade and as an artist who favored an uncompromising realism that would lead some critics to claim that he preferred ugliness to beauty. Rembrandt is renowned for his outstanding ability to render the human figure and its emotions. Another aspect of Rembrandt’s genius is the acute and loving attention with which he observed the world around him. In his renderings of women and children and of animals and landscapes, he showed a strong understanding of the significant detail, but he noted these impressions with extraordinary freedom and economy. Germany, Circa: 1860 References: -Britannica, Rembrandt -The National Gallery, Rembrandt.
  • Creator:
    Meissen Porcelain (Manufacturer)
  • Attributed to:
    Rembrandt van Rijn (Painter)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 3 in (7.62 cm)Width: 21.5 in (54.61 cm)Depth: 18.25 in (46.36 cm)
  • Style:
    Baroque (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1860
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU919528558092
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