Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
The Great Jewish Bride
Etching, engraving and drypoint, on paper.
219 x 168 mm
NHD 154, II
Henry Brodhurst (ca. 1860), Dale Close and Mansfield; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, over letters "BA", (Strasbourg lily). Fragment.
Cf. preparatory drawing in Stockholm (Benesch 292). (White and Boon)
Still unfinished. Light parallel shading added on the right side of the forehead, previously white, immediately above her left eye; on the cheek below the right corner of her left eye; and on the shadow on the right of her nose, reducing the area of highlight on the bridge of the nose. (White and Boon)