Herman van Swanevelt (c.1600-1655) Netherlands
The death of Adonis. Plate 5 from The story of Adonis, 1654
Gift of Bishop Monrad, 1869
Etching became a major medium for picture-making in the Netherlands during the 17th century, the 'golden age' of Dutch art.
Rembrandt was the undoubted master of etching, and he fully explored the possibilities of the demanding medium.
This exhibition contains ten of his masterful etchings.
A Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa touring exhibition.