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The Rat Catcher (the Rat Poison Peddler)
by Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt

Available at Christopher-Clark Fine Art

  • Date: 1632
  • Type: Prints
  • Medium: Etching
  • Edition size: unknown
  • Image Size: 5 7/16 x 4 7/16 inches
  • Sheet Size: 5 7/16 x 4 7/16 inches
  • Reference: 26063
  • Signed: Unsigned
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Price: Price on Application

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A strong and dark 17th century/lifetime impression of Bartsch and New Hollstein’s third and final state, Usticke’s first state of two, of this rare etching (characterized bt G.W. Nowell-Usticke in his 1967 catalogue Rembrandt’s Etchings: States and Values as “a scarce plate,” and assigned his scarcity rating of “R” [75-125 impressions extant in that year]), printed after the addition of the diagonal shading to the foliage above the head of the rat catcher but before the strengthening of the outline of the back of his hat, the slipt stroke through his right foot printing strongly and the distant cottages to the right clear, showing no signs of wear. Catalog: Bartsch 121 iii/iii, Hind 97, Biorklund-Barnard 32-C, Usticke 121 i/ii; New Hollstein 111 iii/iii

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