The Entombment

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
The Entombment
ca. 1654
Etching and drypoint on paper.
211 x 161 mm
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RvR 134
NHD 284, IV
Provenance: 
Naudet, Paris (ca. 1800); Robert Stayner Holford (1808-1892), London and Westonbirt, Gloucester; Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935), Berlin; purchased from Harlow & Co., 1922.
Bibliography: 
Stampfle, Felice et al. Rembrandt, experimental etcher. Boston : Museum of Fine Arts, 1969, no. 85.
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Watermark: Foolscap with seven points ove three balls, [Heawood 2004, Churchill 346].
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Matthew 27:60, Mark 15:46-47, Luke 23:53 and John 19:41-42.
A somber impression with heavy plate tone in which wiping illuminates not only certain figures in the group around Christ's body, but also a portion of the wall behind them. The body of Christ is shadowed by plate tone. (Boston 1969, no. 85)
Further diagonal shading added to the projecting block.

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