Ephraim Bonus, Jewish Physician

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
1647
Etching, engraving and drypoint, on paper.
241 x 177 mm
RvR 386
NHD 237, II
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Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (1786-1859), London and Packington Hall, Warwickshire; Henry Brodhurst (ca.1860), Dale Close and Mansfield; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Signed and dated lower right, "Rembrandt f. 1647".
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Burr removed from the ring, which now appears white. Highlights on shoulder strap and lower part of cloak shaded out. Further shading added to the banisters. (White and Boon)
Preparatory oil sketch in Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Bredius 252). (White and Boon)

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