The Artist's Mother Seated, in an Oriental Headdress: Half Length

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
1631
Etching on paper.
145 x 129 mm
RvR 462
NHD 86, IV
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Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876), Paris; Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London and Arlesford; Theodore Irwin (1827-1902), Oswego, New York; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1900.
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Signed in monogram and dated lower right, "RHL 1631".
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One of two impressions of state II in the Library (see RvR 463).
The shadow removed down to the level of the shoulders, revealing the contour of the back of the head. The right sleeve much reworked. A flowered pattern added on the scarf. (White and Boon)
Trimmed along the platemark.

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