Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
ca. 1655
Reed pen and quill pen in brown-black ink and wash.
6 13/16 x 9 3/16 inches (173 x 234 mm)
Thaw Collection.

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Inscribed in upper right, in graphite, "12" on verso, at lower left, in graphite, "18", and at lower center, "313".
Watermark: Basilisk or Dragon threatening a church or house. Probably Swiss (Heusler).

Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364); Rodolphe Kann, Paris; Dr. A. Hamilton Rice, New York; Louis H. Silver, Chicago; Norton Simon Foundation, Fullerton California; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
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Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, former owner.
Kann, Rodolphe, -1905, former owner.
Rice, A. Hamilton, former owner.
Silver, Louis H., former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.


Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 330, 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. 7.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 243.