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Original etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Signed in the plate upper right Rembrandt.geretuckert.
A superb, dark and richly printed 17th century/lifetime impression of Bartsch and New Hollstein’s only state, Usticke’s first state of two, of this very rare etching (characterized by G.W. Nowell-Usticke in his 1967 catalogue Rembrandt’s Etchings: States and Values, as “a very scarce print” and assigned his scarcity rating of “RR-” [50-75 impressions extant in that year]).
Catalog: Bartsch 287; Hind 123; Biorklund-Barnard35-4; Usticke 287 i/ii; New Hollstein 150.
6 x 5 inches
In excellent condition, trimmed down to or just outside the platemark on all four sides.
Literature regarding this artwork: Eva Ornstein-Van Slooten, Marijke Holtrop, Peter van der Coelen, Erik Hinterding, The Rembrandt House: A Catalogue of Rembrandt Etchings, Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, 2006, B 247, p. 149 (ill.); Erik Hinterding, Rembrandt Etchings from the Frits Lugt Collection, Thoth Publishers, Bussum, 2008, no. 214, vol. II, p. 242 (ill.).