301 9 Core list of Rembrandt drawings:

13 drawings, related to
1 painting
8 etchings

For an explanation of the nature of this list, see Schwartzlist 301

Rembrandt, Two cottages, ca. 1636-37
Otto Benesch wrote, “The little cottage was introduced by Rembrandt into his painting The Windmill in the National Gallery, Washington, in which the cottage … stands in the shadow of the dark bastion.” The painting is dated ca. 1643-46
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
References: Benesch 341 verso. Giltaij 1988, nr. 11, where no mention is made of the indeed striking resemblance between the cottage in the drawing and that in the painting. Rembrandt’s authorship of the painting is not accepted by all specialists. Not MRK 2010

Rembrandt, The Passeerder windmill in Amsterdam, ca. 1640-41
Formerly Bremen, Kunsthalle. Missing since the Second World War
References: Benesch 810. Röver-Kann 1998, nr. A23. Bakker 1998, pp. 192-95. Not MRK 2010

Rembrandt, The Passeerder windmill in Amsterdam, ca. 1641
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
References: Benesch 813. Giltaij 1988, nr. 20. Bakker 1998, pp. 202-05. Not MRK. 2010

The same windmill was depicted in etching Bartsch 233, dated 1641

Rembrandt, Landscape with a milkman on the Diemerdijk, ca. 1650
The same farm appears from the same angle, but in reverse, in etching Bartsch 213
London, British Museum
References: Benesch 836. Royalton-Kisch 1992, nr. 76. Bakker 1998, p. 222. Not MRK. 2010

Rembrandt, The Amsteldijk at Meerhuizen, looking towards The Little Windmill, ca. 1649-50
Inscribed on the reverse: Dees tekeningh vertoont de buiten amstelkant / Soo braaf getekent door heer rembrandts eygen hant / PKo (This drawing depicts the Buiten-Amstel, most able drawn by Master Rembrandt’s own hand. P[hilips] Ko[ninck]). The drawing was made at the same spot as two drawings in the Duke of Devonshire collection at Chatsworth (Benesch 1218, 1219). Not related to an etching, but included here for the value of the inscription
Paris, Louvre
References: Benesch 1220 recto and verso. Starcky 1988, nr. 42. Bakker 1998, pp. 272-76. Not MRK 2010

Rembrandt, Cottage on the Diemerdijk, looking east, ca. 1650
The same farmhouse recurs in etching Bartsch 213 and other images
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
References: Benesch 1227. Bakker 1998, p. 221. MRK 2010


Rembrandt, The House with the Tower, seen from across the Schinkel, ca. 1650
The house appears in another environment in etching Bartsch 235
Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum
References: Benesch 1267. Bakker 1998, p. 318. Not MRK 2010

Rembrandt, Farmstead with adjoining house, c. 1652
Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst
References: Benesch 1236. Bakker 1998, p. 226. Not MRK 2010

Rembrandt, Farmstead with adjoining house, ca. 1652
Amsterdam, private collection
References: Benesch 1233. Bakker 1998, p. 225. Not MRK 2010

The farm recurs in etching Bartsch 224, dated 1652, as well as in several drawings by Rembrandt pupils

Rembrandt, Panorama near Bloemendaal, with the skyline of Haarlem in the distance, ca. 1651
The same view, in reverse, as in etching Bartsch 234
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
References: Benesch 1259. Bakker 1998, p. 377. Not MRK 2010

Rembrandt, View at the inn Huis te Vraag, ca. 1652
The same location is depicted in the drypoint etching Bartsch 224
Formerly Chatsworth, collection of the dukes of Devonshire. Present location unknown
References: Benesch 1248. Bakker 1998, p. 339. Not MRK 2010

Rembrandt, Farmhouse beneath trees, 1652
Site of etching Bartsch 222
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
References: Benesch 1274. Scrase 1996. Not MRK 2010