The role of Rembrandt van Rein (1606-1669) in Dutch graphic art is significant – he is considered one of the founders of contemporary etching. Nevertheless, the artist remained alone in his quest. None of the 17th-century Dutch etchers were able to emulate him and, willing or not, remained in Rembrandt’s shadow.This exhibition will present 24 graphic artworks by Dutch artists – followers of Rembrandt – using the etching technique, introducing the collection of classic graphic works from the Konrāds Ubāns Art Reading Room. The works selected deal with the dangers of war and the fragile idyll of peace, ancient cultural heritage and the presence of religion, nature and animals. The exhibited works are part of the extensive collection of prints and drawings of German art historian and collector Peter Böttger, which the Art Reading Room received as a gift in 2016.