Lieven Willemsz. Van Coppenol, Writing-Master: The Larger Plate

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
ca. 1658
Etching, engraving and drypoint, on paper.
340 x 290 mm
RvR 395
NHD 306, V
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George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Watermark: "IHS" with cross over letters "LR". Watermark, beta radiograph. "IHS", cross, "LR". 179862wm_RvR_395_B283_WM_beta.jpg
A series of curved vertical lines now cover the second fold of the curtain, some 2 cm from the right hand margin, at the top. (White and Boon)
On the margin, at the bottom, is written in ink, by Coppenol (the sitter): "In Effigiem Laevini Coppenollij Scriptoris Celeberrimi / Divinae Graphices hoc non laudabilis autor, Quod summa Laudis culmen excedunt suae, / Verus hic est, non verus hic est Coppenollius, olim / Fortis juventâ, nunc senecta fortior. / Si laevi videas dextram volitare / papyro, / Non hanc senectus, dixeris, manum gravat; / Turget in hoc senio primae vis viva juventa, / Nec ista cani tempora aut rugae decent. / Tolle manum, Pictor, non est pote Protra, non est / Istum referre nescio Juvenem an senem. / Constanter / L. van Coppenol scripsit An[o superscript]. 1661 Ætatis suae 62.".
Wide margins.

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