Christ Presented to the People: Oblong Plate

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Christ Presented to the People: Oblong Plate
Drypoint on Japanese paper.
383 x 455 mm
RvR 118
NHD 290, I
John Heywood Hawkins (1803-1877), London and Bignor Park; Walter Francis, 5th Duke of Buccleuch (1806-1884), London and Dalkeith; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.

Watermark: None.
Matthew 27:21-23 and Mark 15:1-15.
Before printing, a strip was added at the top to enlarge the sheet. This piecing was probably necessitated by the fact that most of the sheets of Japanese paper available to Rembrandt were not large enough to accommodate the plate before it was cut down. There exist, however, two impressions printed from the uncut plate on Japanese paper which has not been pieced: an impression of the intermediate state in Vienna and an impression of the second state in London. In this impression the drypoint burr is particularly strong. Evidence of an earlier conception of the architecture may be seen at upper left. (Boston 1969, no. 64)
Margins ca. 9-14 mm, partly strengthened.

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Christ Presented to the People