The Flight into Egypt: A Night Piece

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
The Flight into Egypt: A Night Piece
1651
Etching and drypoint on paper.
Plate Mark: 127 x 109 mm
RvR 84
NHD 262, VI
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Pierre Remy (2nd half of the 18th century), Paris; John Webster (1810-1891), Aberdeen; Sir Abraham Hume; 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. 1651" (the '6' in reverse).
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Matthew 2:14-15.
Diagonal shading added between the ass's ears and a few horizontal lines added to the lower half of the central part of the lantern; close vertical and horizontal hatching added to the sky. (White and Boon)

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