Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves: 'The Three Crosses'

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
1653
Drypoint on paper.
385 x 450 mm
RvR 122
NHD 274, I
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C.H. Watelet; Baron Dominique Vivant-Denon (1747-1825), Paris; John Heywood Hawkins (1803-1877), London and Bignor Park; John Sheepshanks (1787-1863), London; John Waterloo Wilson (1815-1883), Haarlem, Brussels and Paris; Henry Brodhurst (ca. 1860), Dale Close and Mansfield; Theodore Irwin (1827-1902), Oswego, New York; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1900.
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Matthew 27:33-56, Mark 15:21-41 and Luke 23:33-48.
In this impression [the center has been wiped clearly, while] some surface tone has been left along the foreground and at the sides so as to reinforce the effect of a central shaft of light. (Boston 1969, no. 54 [modified])
Margins 0.5-1 mm
Watermark: Strasburg bend in shield surmounted by lily [Heawood 63].

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