Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Old Scholar at His Writing Desk
ca. 1662
Reed pen and brown ink with white opaque watercolor.
5 x 4 1/8 inches (127 x 105 mm)
Thaw Collection.

Watermark: Three balls, below fragment of foolscap.

Friedrich August II of Saxony (1797-1854), Dresden (Lugt 971); A. & R. Ball, New York; L.V. Randall, Montreal; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 6 July 1967, lot 5, repr.; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw, New York.

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 331, repr.
Denison, Cara D. et al. Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw. Part II. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1985, no. 8, repr. (also in Thaw III, no. 21)
Denison, Cara D. The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and New Acquisitions. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1994, no. 21.
Stampfle, Felice and Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann. Rembrandt Drawings from American Collections. Cambridge, MA: Fogg Art Museum; New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1960, no. 77, repr.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 78, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 226.

Associated names: 

Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, 1797-1854, former owner.
Randall, L. V., former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.