Bust of an Old Woman in a Furred Cloak and Heavy Headdress

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
ca. 1629
Etching, with touches of burin, on paper.
59 x 53 mm
RvR 471
NHD 25, III
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Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774), Paris; John Barnard (d. 1784), London; August Artaria (1807-1893), Vienna; Paul Davidsohn (b. ca. 1839), Grunewald-Berlin; purchased in 1922.
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Signed in monogram and dated upper left (not by Rembrandt), "RHL 1631" (in state II).
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Watermark: None.
Horizontal shading added to the area of diagonals beside the fur collar (see Bartsch, pl. 29; R.929). There is a small white space above her left eye, beside the bridge of the nose. (White and Boon)
See Schuckman et al. 1996, no. 33b.
The second state onwards, as had generally been recognized, is almost certainly the work of a pupil, according to M|nz of Van Vliet. (White and Boon)

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