St. Peter in Penitence

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
St. Peter in Penitence
1645
Etching and drypoint on paper.
131 x 116 mm
RvR 153
NHD 225
Provenance: 
A. C. Poggi (late 18th century/ first quarter of 19th century; d. ca.1836), London and Paris; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Signed and dated lower right, "Rembrandt f 1645".
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Matthew 26:74-75.
Only one state.
Rovinski's supposed second state (Berlin) is a late impression touched with pen and ink. (Hind)
Some contours, shadings strengthened. Lines have been deepened, which is particularly noticeable at the hands, the collar and the shadow in the background to the left.
State II.

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