The Flight into Egypt: Altered from Seghers

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
ca. 1652
Etching engraving and drypoint on paper.
Plate Mark: 213 x 279 mm
RvR 89
NHD 271, V
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Count Moritz von Fries (1777-1826), Vienna; Hippolyte Dreux (1800-1884), Paris; J. Thorel (1st half of the 19th century), Paris; Johann Carl Diedrich Hebich (1818-1891), Hamburg; Mary Jane Morgan (d. before 1886), New York; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Matthew 2:14-15.
The third tower [added in previous state] removed and the distance lightened by burnishing. Highlights burnished on the figures and on the ground immediately in front of the Holy Family. Dirty marks from the plate appear on the sky. (White and Boon)

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