The Flute Player

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
The Flute Player
1642
Etching and drypoint on paper.
116 x 143 mm
RvR 266
NHD 211, II
Provenance: 
Joseph Daniel Böhm (1794-1865), Vienna; August Artaria (1807-1893), Vienna; Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935), Berlin; purchased from Harlow & Co., January 1923.
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Signed and dated lower center, in drypoint, "Rembrandt. f 1642" (the '2' in reverse).
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Signature and dated added. The dark area above the girl's hat burnished white, and replaced by lightly drawn foliage. The tree trunk and foliage above further defined with drypoint. (White and Boon)

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