Current Inventory by Rembrandt van Rijn

Ephraim Bonus, Jewish physician 1647

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 Leiden Amsterdam 1669 Ephraim Bonus, Jewish physician 1647 etching, engraving, and drypoint; 240 x 177 mm. Bartsch 278, White-Boon second (final) state; Hind 226; The New Hollstein 237 second (final) state provenance Hermann Weber, Bonn (Lugt 1383) Ferdinand, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and King of Portugal (Lugt 968) C.G. Boerner, Neue Lagerliste 54 (1974), no. 33 (our stock no. in pencil verso 8356) private collection, Germany Ephram Hezekiah Bueno (15991665), usually referred to by his Latinized name Bonus, was a physician and writer who came from a Sephardic-Jewish family. He was a renowned doctor […]

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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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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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