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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Rembrandt-1629 & 1659 Self Portraits TB02

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Texas, United States
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In USPS Halloween Edition Travel Bug Hotel

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Current GOAL

This travel bug has two modest goals, to last more than five years and to be moved by 25 cachers.  As of 8-Apr-19 it has been active for 6.8 years, but it has been moved by only 17 cachers.

Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Photos in the travel bug logs are appreciated.  I will be re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item


This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings seen, and admired by the bug owner. Digital copies of these two paintings were downloaded from the internet. The copies were reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the efforts of the artist. One truly must see the originals in person to fully appreciate the work. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was the most famous the three preeminent painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The other two were Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. All three produced magnificent portraits, but they all produced works of other subjects. Rembrandt painted at least 21 self-portraits in the period 1626 to 1669. Many were a means to try out new techniques of expressing light, others were studies in exotic costumes to perhaps illustrate technical competence and in still others he used himself as a model to portray classical or religious figures.

The left portrait on the travel bug was completed in 1629 and hangs in the Mauritshuis, The Hague. It shows a self-assured 23 year old youth while he was still working in home town of Leiden. In it he already employs the dark background with the subject in oblique light for which he became so famous. Soon he would move to Amsterdam and make it big, as they say. The rightmost painting was done in 1659 and is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. It shows a man 30 years later who, among other troubles, had lived well beyond his means and was in bankruptcy. Rembrandt was also an accomplished lithographer. His home in Amsterdam is a museum and has a display of his lithographic works. And, occasionally, there is a demonstration of the craft as it was done in his time.

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Tracking History (4580.6mi) View Map

Dropped Off 04/08/2019 JCACHEkingofthehide placed it in USPS Halloween Edition Travel Bug Hotel Texas - 15.27 miles  Visit Log

Grabbing to move to a 72 favorites tb hotelVisited my front yard multi cache for long enough... Time for the king to move towards its mission or jus get it sum action will try to include a pic

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/06/2019 JCACHEkingofthehide retrieved it from From the mind of JCACHE 👑 King of the hide 👑 💯 Texas   Visit Log

Visited my front yard multi cache for long enough... Time for the king to move towards its mission or jus get it sum action will try to include a pic Geocacheing 4 life 💯! The🦅flyest🌎geocacher🏅around💪✏️🗒️🔓J.Cache 👑King of⚡the hide👑💯Drippin💧 swag🎁 from find🔎 to find🇨🇱

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Dropped Off 02/25/2019 Carrot Killer placed it in From the mind of JCACHE 👑 King of the hide 👑 💯 Texas - 134.35 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in night Travel Bug Hotel!

Discovered It 02/25/2019 TexasGreg discovered it   Visit Log

Shared by LadyBlackCat at the 3rd Annual Texas Winter Caching Games event on February 24, 2019. Thanks for letting me DISCOVER these geocoins and TBs. TexasGreg

Discovered It 02/24/2019 Electric Water Boy discovered it   Visit Log

Saw at the Winter Caching Games event

Visited 02/03/2019 Carrot Killer took it to Texas County Challenge Texas - 57.18 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/01/2019 Carrot Killer took it to 07-Texas 50 State Star Texas - 36.2 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/28/2019 Carrot Killer took it to Rock n’ roll 3 Texas - 255.68 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 01/20/2019 LadyBlackCat discovered it   Visit Log

My husband Carrot Killer and I were thrilled to discover this shellbadger trackable while hunting counties in northeast Texas! Only recently, a geocaching buddy in the Bastrop area had shared with me how much she enjoyed this art series of trackables - so what a great coincidence to come across one in the wild! Thanks for creating these interesting trackables for us to enjoy!

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/20/2019 Carrot Killer retrieved it from Marissa's Bday Bache! Texas   Visit Log

I found this in East Texas while out on a county run. LadyBlackCat and I will move it along soon!

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