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 267
NHD 211, IV
Provenance: 
Walter Francis, 5th Duke of Buccleuch (1806-1884), London and Dalkeith; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Signed and dated lower center, in drypoint, "Rembrandt. f 1642" (the '2' in reverse).
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The face, which previously appeared in the tree to the right of the top of young man's oar, burnished out and replaced by shading. The bank at the lower right redrawn in drypoint. The plants beside the river at the lower left have been partly burnished out, and redrawn further back. The area beside the upper part of the left margin, previously only lightly shaded with parallel diagonal lines, now closely worked with cross-hatching. (White and Boon)
Trimmed within the platemark.

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