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 325
NHD 220, II
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Karl Prince de Paar (1772-1819), Vienna; Earnst F. Oppermann (2nd half of 19th century), Berlin; Theodore Irwin (1827-1902), Oswego, New York; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1900.
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Signed and dated lower right, "Rembrandt 1645".
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The correct order of the states was first pointed out by Bir̲klund; previously the third state was believed to have preceded the second. (White and Boon)
The shadow falling over the boat and grotto greatly reduced with the burnisher, leaving broken and indefinite lines. The bow of the boat appears shortened and no longer projects beyond the grotto. (White and Boon)

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