Jan Asselijn, Painter

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
ca. 1647
Etching, engraving and drypoint, printed on Japanese paper, made of two sheets, pasted together.
216 x 170 mm
RvR 385
NHD 236, IV
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Duke of Buckingham (17th century?), London?; George Perfect Harding? (d. 1853), London; Lord Gosford (late 19th century?), London?; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Signed and dated, "Rembr f 16" (last two digits illegible).
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Further burnishing removes all traces of the easel. Very fine shading added in numerous places, for example, verticals on the upright book on the left, and inside the contour of the cloak in the lower right hand corner. (White and Boon)
No margins; the platemark lost. Margins redrawn.

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