Clump of Trees with a Vista, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1652
To date, the location of this cottage remains unknown. Rembrandt came here regularly to draw or etch the house hidden in the wood. Here he used drypoint, scratching directly into the etching plate. This creates a burr, a raised ridge that yields a velvety line when the print is pulled. It mirrors the effect of a sketchy drawing with a subtle interplay of light and dark.