Especial interest in the exhibition of etchings by Rembrandt being held at the Fogg Art Museum is being aroused by the fact that A. M. Hind, Slade Professor at Oxford University, who has come to Harvard as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, will deliver a series of lectures on Rembrandt. The first of these lectures will be given in the Fogg Museum Wednesday evening. November 12, at 8 o'clock.
The prints on display are chiefly from the collection of the Fogg Museum, but a few important subjects lacking in that collection have been loaned by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The exhibition illustrates the artist's work from his early period, when he used his own face and those of members of his family as models, and worked in pure etching with delicate strokes, to his later periods when his work took on bolder characteristics and when his work combined freely dry-point with etched line.
Officials of the Museum praised the exhibit saying that it showed the master's versatility, in its wide range of subjects and also shows the best of his work in every sort of subject. They mentioned as having especial importance the "Raising of Lazarus", "Hundred Guilder Print". "Three Crosses", "Lutma", "Clement de Jonghe", "Goldweigher's Field", and "Christ Presented to the People". An early and a late state of the latter illustrate the change which Rembrandt made in his plates as the conception of the subject changed in his mind.
Professor Hind's later lectures will take place on the following dates November 19, December 3, 10, February 4, 11, 18, and 26. The exhibition will continue until the end of February