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Original etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Signed and dated in the plate upper center Rembrandt f 164(1).
A superb 17th century/lifetime impression of Bartsch’s only state, Usticke’s first state, New Hollstein’s second and final state of this rare etching (characterized by G.W. Nowell-sticke in his 1967 catalogue Rembrandt’s Etchings: States and Values as “a very attractive little portrait . . .”, and assigned his scarcity rating of “RR+” [50-75 impressions extant in that year]), printed after the grain and craquelure in the background was largely burnished out.
Catalog: Bartsch 310; Hind 188; Biorklund-Barnard 41-K; Usticke 310 i/i; New Hollstein 195 ii/ii.
3 9/16 x 2 5/8 inches
Trimmed just inside the platemark top and bottom, down to the platemark at the sides, otherwise in excellent condition.