Slight Study of a Woman's Head

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Slight Study of a Woman's Head
ca. 1635
Etching on paper.
64 x 56 mm
RvR 487
NHD 146
Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford, London and Packington Hall, Warwickshire (1786-1859); John Heywood Hawkins, London and Bignor Park (1803-1877); Walter Francis, 5th Duke of Buccleuch, London and Dalkeith (1806-1884); George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1900.

Watermark: None.
Etching attributed to Rembrandt. (White and Boon)
Only one state.
The print was not accepted by de Vries and de Roever, who attributed it to Hoogstraten; Seidlitz rejected it. M|nz attributed to Bol, and Hollstein to Hoogstraten. Biörklund has rightly pointed out that this head is related to a Rembrandt drawing only known through an etching of J. D. Laurentz (Benesch 31 6a). He dates the print, however, too early. (White and Boon)