Abraham Francen, Apothecary

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Abraham Francen, Apothecary
ca. 1657
Etching, engraving and drypoint, printed on Japanese paper.
158 x 208 mm
RvR 373
NHD 301, IV
Count Mortiz von Fries (1777-1826), Vienna; Franz Rechberger (1771-1843), Vienna; Baron Jan Gijsbert Verstolk van Soelen (1776-1845), Hague and Soelen; Henry Brodhurst (ca.1860), Dale Close and Mansfield; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.

Watermark: None.
Curtain completely removed, and window jambs and curtain rod drawn in. Trees can be seen through the window. The chair back is drawn in, terminating in a grotesque head, and is now higher than in II. The sitter's right hand appears over the top of the sheet of paper, which now has a design on the back. Pupils of the eyes darkened. (White and Boon)
Impression with surface tone.
Margins: 5.5-7.5 mm