Anna Gildemeester (1867 - 1945)

After Rembrandt 

This etching created after an original drawing by Rembrandt and since 1883 kept in the collections of Amsterdam Rijksmuseum was found in a collection in Denmark which was being dissolved. She kept very to the original drawing she no doubt copied herself visiting the Museum. 

Although she is today a completely forgotten and obscured artist who died alone, deaf and suffering from dementia in Florence Italy a nice short biography was created (read in the accompanying book). This is the only proof of her as a graphic artist (etcher). 


It is believed most of her surviving works are kept in private collections and also brought to America by family. These are the works that could be traced with the internet. Her renderings off Amsterdam horse tram travelers shows she loved to observe, draw and paint people (children).