Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
The Adoration of the Shepherds. A Night Piece
Etching, engraving and drypoint on paper.
Plate Mark: 148 x 198 mm
NHD 300, IX
Count Giuseppe Archinto (1783-1861), Milan; Theodore Irwin (1827-1902), Oswego, New York; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1900.
In this impression the deeply engraved lines normally obscured by plate tone may be seen, particularly in the foreground. (Boston 1969, no. 41)
The planks and nail holes of the partition behind the Virgin and Child have been better defined by burnishing. (White and Boon)