Hi E., went to the SF museum a few months ago and saw the great Dutch works on display from the Rijksmuseum( it's under remodel). Pretty cool, now that I'm studying Graphic arts. It's amazing how many pieces are etchings and they are typically small.
It's a curious thing that the 17th century is the century of so many remarkable painters. IMO the most gifted painter/printmaker of the period is Rembrandt, but his close seconds are Caravaggio, Velazquez, van Dyke, Vermeer, they're all amazing craftsman as well as brilliant poets of the human condition. I can't think of anybody in the last two centuries that comes close to this group of geniuses, who, like their close contemporary, Shakespeare, changed the way we see the world.