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A seated man in contemplation. Etching by L. Surugue, 1754, after Rembrandt.

  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
  • Pictures

About this work


The man sits in contemplation by a window. Books rest on the table at his side. Left, a woman stokes the fire with tongs. Another woman, apparently in Jewish dress, stands at the top of a winding staircase with a lamp


A Paris (rue de Gesvres) : chez Buldet, [1754]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 25.1 x 27.9 cm


Le philosophe en contemplation. Gravé d'aprés le tableau original de Rembrant peint sur bois ... tiré du cabinet de Monsieur le Comte de Vence Marechal de Camp des armées du Roy. Rembrant pinxit. ; Surugue sculp. 1754

References note

Ruth Bernard Yeazell, Picture titles: how and why Western paintings acquired their names, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015, pp. 84-89


Wellcome Library no. 2863320i

Reproduction note

After a painting attributed to Rembrandt in the Louvre



  • French

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