The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
1634
Etching, engraving and drypoint on paper.
sheet: 262 x 221 mm; plate mark: 260 x 219 mm
RvR 65
NHD 125, III
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Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (1786-1859), London and Packington Hall, Warwickshire; John Heywood Hawkins (1803-1877), London and Bignor Park; Berlin Museum; 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 1634" (in state II).
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Luke 2:8-14.
Trunk of tree completely shaded. Shading added to the figure of the second man from the left, the ground around him, to the two distant cows on his right, and to the wings of the angel. (White and Boon)

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