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Christ Presented to the People, 1655 and The Sleeping Herdsman, circa 1644

By Rembrandt van Rijn

APPLICATION

Framed Art

CATEGORY

University
Photo: Courtesy of Spencer Museum of Art.
Location Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
(Not on view)
Medium Drypoint etching, burin
Size Various
Glazing Optium Museum Acrylic®

The Challenge

  • To protect two highly prized 17th century fine and detailed etchings requested for loan while providing an optimal viewing experience.

The Solution

Optium Museum Acrylic®

Anti-reflective
Allows viewers to see the etchings rather than distracting reflections.

Shatter resistant
Safeguards against injury and damage to artwork and visitors.  This product is ideal for valuable works, high traffic areas, and public event spaces.

Lightweight
Acrylic is half the weight of glass; Ideal for large, heavy projects and or works that travel.

Anti-static protection exceeds that of glass
Immediately eliminates static charge.  Makes for safer, easier framing and less cleaning.

Abrasion resistant
A durable hard coat protects against scratches from cleaning and general exposure to the public.

99% UV blocking
Protects the etchings from the most damaging light wavelengths, helping prevent fading and degradation.

More Info

  • Christ Presented to the People, 1655. Gift of the Max Kade Foundation. The Sleeping Herdsman, circa 1644. Gift from the John J. Talleur and Ann Talleur Collection.
  • For more information on these and other Netherlandish prints in the Spencer Museum of Art collection, visit here.