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Original etching, drypoint and burin printed in black ink on stiff wove paper.
A fine 18th century impression of Bartsch’s tenth and final state, Usticke’s seventh state of nine, New Hollstein’s eleventh state of twelve, printed after the addition of the horizontal shading across the upper part of the trees through the window, but before the crosshatching was added to the left cheek of the sitter to cover the slipt stroke there.
Catalog: Bartsch 273 x/x; Hind 291; Biorklund-Barnard 57-2; Usticke 273 vii/ix; New Hollstein 301 xi/xii.
6 3/16 x 8 3/16 inches
Sheet Size: 6 7/16 x 8 7/16 inches
In excellent condition, printed on a sheet with small margins.
Abraham Francen (born in 1613), an apothecary and art collector, was a good friend of Rembrandt: he swore to affidavits for him on a number of occasions, stood by him in times of financial crisis and, after Rembrandt’s death, accepted the guardianship of the artist’s daughter Cornelia.