Current Inventory by Rembrandt van Rijn

The Artists Mother in a Cloth Headdress, Looking Down: Head Only 1633

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 Leiden Amsterdam 1669 The Artists Mother in a Cloth Headdress, Looking Down: Head Only 1633 etching; 45 x 43 mm (1 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches) Bartsch 351; White/Boon second (final) state; Hind 107; The New Hollstein 121 second state (of three) provenance Chambers Hall, Southampton and London (Lugt 551) Sigmund Barden, Hamburg (Lugt 218) C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, sale 136, November 810, 1921, lot 642 This rare little plate is one of the earliest to be generally accepted as the work of Rembrandt. It is still experimental; the artist has not managed to get the […]

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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 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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