Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Peter and John Healing the Cripple at the Gate of the Temple
Etching, engraving and drypoint, printed on Japanese paper.
180 x 215 mm
NHD 312, IV
Alexandre-Pierre-Franȯis Robert-Dumesnil (1778-1864), Paris; Thomas Garle; his sale, London, 24 May 1862; Henry Brodhurst (ca.1860), Dale Close and Mansfield; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1902); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
Signed and dated lower left, "Rembrandt f. 1659.".
The right foreground has been heavily worked and darkened with drypoint. Rework in drypoint on the columns supporting the canopy on the left and cross-hatching added to the arch in the left foreground so that it now reaches down to the level of the capitals. The sky is accidentally covered with long curving scratches. (White and Boon)