Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Bald Man with Open Mouth, Looking Down: Bust
Etching and engraving on paper.
69 x 58 mm
NHD 100, V
August Artaria (1807-1893), Vienna; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
Signed and dated upper left (not by Rembrandt), "RHL 1631".
Etching by Rembrandt only known in later states reworked by a pupil. (White and Boon)
Heavily reworked. There is additional shading on the mouth, altering the expression and white spot under the tip of the nose, which is shaded in the next state.
Vertical shading added on right shoulder and some cross-hatching on shaded part of left breast. (White and Boon)