Lot 12
  • 12

REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN | The Agony in the Garden; Christ Seated Disputing with the Doctors; and Christ and the Woman of Samaria: an Arched Print (B., Holl. 75, 64, 70; New Holl. 269, 281, 302; H. 293, 277, 294)

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Description

  • Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn and Others
  • The Agony in the Garden; Christ Seated Disputing with the Doctors;¬†and Christ and the Woman of Samaria: an Arched Print (B., Holl. 75, 64, 70; New Holl. 269, 281, 302; H. 293, 277, 294)
  • smallest sheet (New Holl. 269): 115 by 90mm 4 1/2 by 3 1/2 in
  • largest sheet (New Holl 302): 128 by 160mm 5 by 6 1/4 in
Etching and drypoint, circa 1652, a good impression of New Hollstein's second state (of three), on wove paper with an indistinct Proprietary watermark; with New Holl. 281, etching, 1654, a good though later impression of New Hollstein's only state, on paper with a partial indistinct watermark; and New Holl. 302, etching and drypoint, 1657, a good impression of New Hollstein's fourth state (of five), unframed

Provenance

New Holl. 281: unidentified collector's mark (L. 1860)

Condition

New Holl. 281: Trimmed 1mm within plate mark along upper sheet edge, fractionally into subject at left and along the plate mark at right and lower sheet edges, a very small made up area touched in with pen and ink along the top of the leftmost figure's hat, a tiny thinned strip with associated pinhole under Jesus' neck, a couple of small Japan backings towards the lower and right sheet edges, unframed. New Holl. 302: With thread margins, in good condition, with several flattened diagonal creases, a small skilfully repaired vertical tear (1.6cm) extending into the subject from the lower sheet edge at centre, the lower left corner skilfully reattached, unframed. New Holl. 269: With narrow margins, in good condition, with minor paper discoloration at upper corners verso (showing faintly recto at upper left corner), unframed.
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