Man Wearing a Close Cap: Bust (The Artist's Father?)

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
1630
Etching, with touches of drypoint, on paper.
75 x 60 mm
RvR 420
NHD 60
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Karl Eduard von Liphart (1808-1891), Dorpat, Bonn and Florence; 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 center, "RHL 1630" (in state II).
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Münz believed that the plate may have been worked up from II onwards with the assistance of a pupil. Cf. the painting, in reverse, in the Mauritshuis, "The Hague" (Bredius 77). (White and Boon)
One of two impressions of state V in the Library (see RvR 421).
The plate generally reworked, not by Rembrandt, e.g. heavy diagonal shading on the shoulder on the left. (White and Boon)

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