Current Inventory by Rembrandt van Rijn

Adam and Eve, 1638

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 Leiden – Amsterdam 1669 Adam and Eve 1638 etching; 165 x 118 mm (6 7/16 x 4 5/8 inches) Bartsch 28, White/Boon second (final) state; Hind 159; The New Hollstein 168 second (final) state watermark Strasbourg lily (probably Hinterding’s variant E.c.2; recorded for 1638) A fine impression with superb contrasts, with plate tone especially in the leafy upper left area and the ground and bottom margin, wiped more cleanly in the area surrounding Eve. The print is not common and impressions are often compromised, mostly by retouching or surface erasure of Eve’s pubic area. However, […]

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The Pancake Woman 1635

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 Leiden – Amsterdam 1669 The Pancake Woman 1635 etching; 110 x 80 mm (4 5/16 x 3 1/8 inches) Bartsch 124, White/Boon third state (of three); Hind 141; The New Hollstein 144 second state (of seven) provenance Robert Dighton, London (his stamp recto, Lugt 727) sale, Sotheby’s, London, February 20, 1962, lot 176 C.G. Boerner, Düsseldorf  (stock no. in pencil on the verso 5494) private collection, Germany (acquired in October 1962) Of the first state, pulled from the unfinished plate that shows no shading on the central figure, only two impressions survive in Amsterdam and […]

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Christ Preaching (“La Petite Tombe”) ca. 1657, on Laid Paper

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
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Rembrandt, Harmenz Van Rijn (1606-1669), Christ Preaching (La Petite Tombe), etching, burin and drypoint, c. 1657. References: Bartsch, Hollstein 67, Hind 256, only state; Nowell Usticke’s first state (early) of three, New Hollstein 298, first state (of 2).  In excellent condition, with small margins all around, printed on a thin laid paper, 6 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches. A fine balanced “black sleeve” impression, with strong burr on the drypoint, especially on the sleeve and garment of the man at the left, the garment of Christ, the arch, the wall and column upper right, beard of the man upper left, etc. Provenance: Gerd […]

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Christ Preaching (“La Petite Tombe”) ca. 1657; On Chine

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
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  Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 Leiden – Amsterdam 1669 Christ Preaching (“La Petite Tombe”) ca. 1657 etching, engraving, and drypoint on tissue-thin chine; 156 x 207 mm (6 1⁄8 x 8 1⁄8 inches) Bartsch 67, White/Boon only state; Hind 256; New Hollstein 298 first state (of two) literature Erik Hinterding, Ger Luijten, and Martin Royalton-Kisch (eds.), Rembrandt the Printmaker, exhibition catalogue, Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam/British Museum, London, 2000–01, no. 68 Clifford S. Ackley et al. (eds.), Rembrandt’s Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Art Institute of Chicago, 2003–04, nos. 136f. A fine impression in excellent condition; trimmed […]

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Christ Carried to the Tomb

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
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Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Christ Carried to the Tomb, etching and drypoint, 1645. Reference: Bartsch 84, only state [signed in the plate].  In good condition apart from a repaired tear at the plate mark (weakened when printed on the unburnished plate and continuing in the margin lower left), with unusually wide margins, on an old laid paper with a Foolscap with Five Pointed Collar watermark (cf. Hinterding 231, dated to about 1651). 5 1/4 x 4 3/8, the sheet 7 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, archival matting with window mat. A fine clear impression, with a few touches of burr […]

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A Cautionary Note on Rembrandt Prints

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
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Many aspiring print collectors are initially interested in collecting Rembrandt prints; this is understandable since Rembrandt is well known, and of course fine examples of Rembrandt prints are extraordinarily beautiful and justifiably sought after. But a high level of Rembrandt print connoisseurship can be gained only through study, or the guidance of a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, or preferably both. This note is an introduction to some of the issues. Rembrandt made etchings and drypoints, working on copper plates, creating ink-holding furrows in these plates either directly (using a drypoint needle) or with etching (drawing through a wax-like substance covering a […]

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