Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
The Angel Departing form the Family of Tobias
Etching and drypoint on paper.
103 x 156 mm
NHD 189, II
Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774), Paris; Cambridge University Library; Walter Francis, 5th Duke of Buccleuch (1806-1884), London and Dalkeith; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
Signed and dated lower left, "Rembrandt f 1641".
The back of Tobit's head is bald. The space enclosed by his beard and hand is white. The area above Tobias's head is shaded with open cross-hatching. (White and Boon)