Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Four Illustrations to Menasseh Ben Israel's 'Piera Gloriosa' A. The image seen by Nebuchadnezzar
Etching and engraving with drypoint, on paper.
96 x 76 mm
NHD 288a, II
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London and Arlesford; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
Signed and dated below all four illustrations lower left, "Rembrandt f 1655".
Background elaborated, so that the statue stands in a rocky niche (White and Boon).
Copies of the book with Rembrandt's illustrations exist in 'Paris' Dutuit, the Rembrandthuis, 'Amsterdam', the University Library, 'Leiden' and formerly in the Fairfax Murray collection. (White and Boon)
From the undivided plate.
Signature and date added (Hind / White and Boon).
The illustrations were designed for Samuel Manasseh Ben Israel, "Piedra gloriosa de la estatua de Nebuchadnesar", Amsterdam, 1655.