Self-Portrait in a Fur Cap: Bust 1630

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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Leiden 1606 – 1669 Amsterdam

Self-Portrait in a Fur Cap: Bust 1630

etching; 64 x 53 mm (2 ½ x 2 1/16 inches)

Bartsch 24, White-Boon fourth (final) state; Hind 29; The New Hollstein 72 fourth state (of six)

provenance

George Hibbert, London (Lugt 2849);

his sale, Thomas Philipe, London, April 17ff., 1809, lot 5

Alexander J. Godby, Baltimore and London (not stamped, cf. Lugt 1119b);

his sale, Sotheby’s, London, January 29f., 1935, lot 22

Craddock and Barnard, London

Gordon W. Nowell-Usticke, Christiansted, St. Croix (Virgin Islands);

his sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, October 31f., 1967, lot 27

A fine, early impression showing horizontal wiping scratches and inky plate edges; with thread margins, in some places trimmed on the platemark.

Of great rarity. The New Hollstein documents no more than seven impressions for all the first three states together and merely 12 impressions of the fourth state, this one not included.