REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN
1606 - 1669
DAVID IN PRAYER (B., HOLL. 41; NEW HOLL. 268; H. 258)
Etching and drypoint, 1652, a very good, atmospheric impression of New Hollstein's first state (of three), printing with touches of burr, unframed
sheet: 141 by 93mm 5½ by 3⅝in
Trimmed to the subject (occasionally just into the subject), otherwise in good condition, a short horizontal tear at left sheet edge (measuring approx. 6mm), remnants of previous hinging with associated adhesive residue in places verso, unframed.
(An uninked hairline at upper right is inherent to printing).
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
Ex coll. A. D. Crakau (L. 89); an unidentified collector's blindstamp recto (L. 1844); an unidentified collector's mark (initials 'FH') (not in Lugt)