The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight 1654

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
1606 Leiden Amsterdam 1669

The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight 1654

etching and drypoint; sheet 213 x 163 mm (8 3/8 x 6 7/16 inches)

Bartsch 83, White/Boon only state; Hind 280; The New Hollstein 286 first state (of four)


foolscap with five-pointed collar (Hinterding variant G-b-a; vol. 2, p. 123, vol. 3, p. 214 ill.)


P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London (their stock no. in pencil verso C.31001)

The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey;

their sale, Christies, New York, May 13, 1997, lot 237 (sold to C.G. Boerner)

private collection, Germany (acquired in 1997);

thence by descent

A fine impression with patches of burr in the central group of figures; in impeccable, untreated condition with small margins all round.