Jan Six

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Jan Six
Etching, engraving and drypoint, printed on Japanese paper.
244 x 190 mm
RvR 400
NHD 238, IV
Cornelius Ploos van Amstel (1726-1798), Amsterdam; Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (1786-1859), London and Packington Hall, Warwickshire; Robert Stayner Holford (1808-1892), London and Westonbirt, Gloucester; Alfred Hubert (d.1908), Paris; purchased by Mr. J. S. Morgan in 1909.

Signed and dated, "Rembrandt f. 1647" in the lower right margin (the '6' and '4' in reverse).


Watermark: None.
The color and luminosity of the paper give a strong suggestion of warm sunlight entering the room. (Boston 1969, no.4)
The plate is still in the possession of the Six family, Amsterdam.
The window ledge burnished down to the level of the cushion. The right hand panes of glass in the upper window are burnished white. The window jamb shaded. A white highlight burnished on the extreme right corner of the table, on which the sword is resting. (White and Boon)
Two preparatory drawings in the Six collection, Amsterdam (Benesch 767 and 768), the latter indented for transfer, and a third drawing in Fodor Museum, Amsterdam (Benesch 749 verso). (White and Boon)