A Brook with a Grotto and a Boat

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
1645
Etching and drypoint on paper.
127 x 134 mm
RvR 324
NHD 220, I
Provenance: 
Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (1786-1859), London and Packington Hall, Warwickshire; John Heywood Hawkins (1803-1877), London and Bignor Park; 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.
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Signed and dated lower right, "Rembrandt 1645".
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Cf. drawing in Lubomirski Museum, Lwow (Benesch 817). (White and Boon)
The boat has a high bow outlined with drypoint, which projects beyond the mouth of the grotto. (White and Boon)

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