Old Woman Seated in a Cottage, with a String of Onions on the Wall

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
ca. 1629
Etching on paper.
126 x 85 mm
RvR 206
NHD 26, III
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D. G. de Arozarena (ca.1860), South America and Paris; Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876), Paris; Theodore Irwin (1827-1902), Oswego, New York; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1900.
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Signed in monogram and dated upper right (not by Rembrandt), "Rt. 1631" (in state II).
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Watermark: Fragment, lamb hanging at bottom of watermark. Possibly Arms of Brugundy and Austria. See RvR 141 Watermark, beta radiograph. Lamb.
Horizontal shading added to skirt below her right knee. Several horizontal lines added on face. (White and Boon)
Münz believed that the second and third states were the work of van Vliet. (White and Boon)

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