Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Bald Man with Open Mouth, Looking Down: Bust
Etching and engraving on paper.
69 x 58 mm
NHD 100, II
Sir Edward Astley (1729-1802), Norfolk; Dr. C.S. (?); purchased from Kennedy & Co., 1922.
Signed and dated upper left (not by Rembrandt), "RHL 1631".
Collector's mark [L.2775/E. Astley] on top left corner.
Etching by Rembrandt only known in later states reworked by a pupil. Probably reworked by Van Vliet. Münz doubts whether state I is by Rembrandt. (White and Boon)
Trimmed within the platemark.
With the outline [of the head at the right]. (White and Boon)