Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
The Adoration of the Shepherds. A Night Piece
Etching, engraving and drypoint on paper.
Plate Mark: 149 x 198 mm
NHD 300, VIII
Des Tournelles (Jean-Louis-Henri Le Secq) (1818-1882), Paris, sale, April 17-8, 1905; Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935), Berlin; purchased from Harlow & Co., November 1922.
A very warm, rich impression. Curved lines of drypoint have been added to the pillow above the Infant's head. (Boston 1969, no. 40)
Plank partition added behind the Virgin and Child. The Virgin's left eye enlarged. Additional work in drypoint on the pillow between the Virgin and Child, and behind the Virgin's head. (White and Boon)