Old Master Prints
Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1609–1669), The Virgin and Child with Cat and Snake, etching on laid paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph “Bucks” Weil Jr., 1999.7.119
The Museum has one of the finest collections and facilities for the study of works on paper of any municipal museum in the country. The collection holds woodcuts, etchings, engravings, and other multiples by artists from the 15th to the 19th century, with examples by the world’s most respected practitioners: 15th-century engravers such as Martin Schongauer and Albrecht Dürer, over 90 works by Rembrandt van Rijn, etchings by Canaletto and Callot, aquatints by Goya, and lithographs by Whistler. The array of printmaking techniques presents the rich heritage of this art form in Western culture. The Weil Graphic Arts Study Center, built in 1998, is named in honor of Mr. Adolph “Bucks” Weil, Jr., the collection’s founding patron and a connoisseur of European prints made before 1900.