Monday, March 19, 2018

16 Etching by REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN,

1606 - 1669
SELF-PORTRAIT IN A CLOAK WITH A FALLING COLLAR: BUST 
(BARTSCH, HOLLSTEIN 15; NEW HOLLSTEIN 98W; HIND 63)
Etching with engraving and drypoint, circa 1631, a good impression of this scarce print, the rare second state (of five), a previously unrecorded state between New Hollstein's fourth and fifth state (of ten), before the lengthening of the hair sheet: 63 by 56mm 2½ by 2¼in

1606 - 1669
SELF-PORTRAIT IN A CAP AND SCARF WITH THE FACE DARK: BUST 
(B., HOLL. 17; NEW HOLL. 120; H. 108)
Etching, 1633, a very good impression of the second (final) state, New Hollstein's second state (of five), before the wear usually seen in this print, framed plate: 132 by 103mm 5¼ by 4 1/8 in sheet: 136 by 108mm 5 3/8 by 4¼in

1606 - 1669
SELF-PORTRAIT WITH RAISED SABRE
(B., HOLL. 18; NEW HOLL. 134; H. 109)
Etching with engraving, 1634, a good though slightly later impression of the second (final) state, with only slight wear in the right cheek, framed, plate: 124 by 102mm 5 by 4in, sheet: 140 by 116mm 5½ by 4½in

1606 - 1669
 A SHEPHERD AND HIS FAMILY ('HET HARDERTJE') 
(B., HOLL. 220; NEW HOLL. 218; H. 206)
Etching, 1644, a good, early impression of this rare print, the only state, with scratches in the sky and sulphur-tinting in the sky, printing with burr in the foliage at right plate: 95 by 68mm 3¾ by 2 5/8 in

1606 - 1669
THE DESCENT FROM THE CROSS: SECOND PLATE 
(B., HOLL. 81 II); NEW HOLL. 119; H. 103)
Etching with engraving, 1633, a good impression of the third state (of five), New Hollstein's fourth state (of eight), on paper with a Heraldic watermark, possibly Arms of Bern, sheet: 525 by 407mm 20 5/8 by 16in

1606 - 1669
THE ANGEL APPEARING TO THE SHEPHERDS
 (B., HOLL. 44; NEW HOLL. 125; H. 120)
Etching with engraving and drypoint, 1634, a good impression of the third (final) state, New Hollstein's third state (of six), with touches of burr on the angel's face, sheep and elsewhere, on paper with a Foolscap watermark
sheet: 256 by 218mm 10 1/8 by 8 5/8 in.

1606 - 1669
CHRIST PREACHING ('LA PETITE TOMBE') 
(B., HOLL. 67; NEW HOLL. 298; H. 256)
Etching with drypoint, circa 1657, a very fine 'black sleeve' impression of the only state, New Hollstein's first state (of two), printing with rich, velvety burr on Christ's robe, the beard of the man at upper left and on the sleeve of the man at lower left, on Japan paper, sheet: 155 by 206mm 6 1/8 by 8 1/8 in

1606 - 1669
PETER AND JOHN HEALING THE CRIPPLE AT THE GATE OF THE TEMPLE 
(B., HOLL. 94; NEW HOLL. 312; H. 301)
Etching with drypoint, 1659, a very fine, rich impression of the second state (of four), New Hollstein's second state (of six), printing with rich burr and vertical wiping scratches in the sky, on laminated Japan paper
plate: 180 by 214mm 7 by 8 3/8 in,. sheet: 186 by 221mm 7 3/8 by 8¾in

1606 - 1669
CANAL WITH A LARGE BOAT AND A BRIDGE ('HET SCHUYTJE OP DE VOORGROND') 
(B., HOLL. 236; NEW HOLL. 252; H. 239)
Etching with drypoint, 1650, a fine impression of the second (final) state, with rich burr, framed, sheet: 83 by 107mm 3¼ by 4¼in

1606 - 1669
RAGGED PEASANT WITH HIS HANDS BEHIND HIM, HOLDING A STICK 
(B., HOLL. 172; NEW HOLL. 47; H. 16)
Etching, circa 1630, a very good impression of this scarce subject, fifth state (of six), New Hollstein's eighth state (of nine), printing with delicate plate tone, plate: 92 by 66mm 3 5/8 by 2 5/8 in, sheet: 98 by 75mm 3 7/8 by 3in

1606 - 1669
OLD MAN WITH BEARD, FUR CAP, AND VELVET CLOAK 
(B., HOLL. 262; NEW HOLL. 92; H. 92)
Etching, circa 1631, the third (final) state, a strong, later impression on smooth wove paper; B. 262: sheet: 155 by 134mm 6 1/8 by 5¼in

1606 - 1669
THE ARTIST'S MOTHER IN A CLOTH HEADDRESS, LOOKING DOWN: HEAD ONLY 
(B., HOLL. 351; NEW HOLL. 121; H. 107)
Etching, 1633, a very good impression of this scarce portrait, printing with plate tone, the second (final) state, New Hollstein's second state (of three), sheet: 42 by 41mm 1¾ by 1 5/8 in

1606 - 1669
THE ARTIST'S MOTHER, HEAD AND BUST: THREE QUARTERS RIGHT 
(B., HOLL. 354; NEW HOLL. 5; H. 1)
Etching, 1628, a fine, early impression of this rare subject, an intermediary state between the first and second state (before the reduction of the plate but with the bust completed), New Hollstein's second state (of four), printing with plate tone, with inky plate edges and the burr clearly visible, sheet: 67 by 64mm 2¾ by 2½in

1606 - 1669
THE ARTIST'S MOTHER SEATED AT A TABLE, LOOKING RIGHT: THREE QUARTER LENGTH 
(B., HOLL. 343; NEW HOLL. 91; H. 52)
Etching, circa 1631, a very good impression of the second state (of three), before the straightening of the outline of the nose, with touches of burr on the mouth, the nose and the hands, on paper with an indistinct countermark (possibly PDB), framed, plate: 148 by 130mm 5¾ by 5 1/8 in, sheet: 150 by 132mm 5 7/8 by 5¼in

1606 - 1669
OLD MAN SHADING HIS EYES WITH HIS HAND 
(B., HOLL. 259; NEW HOLL. 175; H. 169)
Etching, circa 1639, a fairly good impression of the only state, New Hollstein's first state (of three), on paper with part of a Heraldic watermark, plate: 137 by 114mm 5 3/8 by 4½in, sheet: 142 by 119mm 5 5/8 by 4¾in

1606 - 1669
ABRAHAM FRANCEN, APOTHECARY 
(B., HOLL. 273; NEW HOLL. 301; H. 291)
Etching, circa 1657, a Basan impression, tenth (final) state, New Hollstein's eleventh state (of twelve), on paper with part of a Proprietary watermark, sheet: 158 by 208mm 6¼ by 8¼in

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