REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN
1606 - 1669
JAN CORNELIS SYLVIUS (B., HOLL. 266; NEW HOLL. 124; H. 111)
Etching, 1633, a good impression of New Hollstein's first state (of three), though showing slight wear beneath the sitter's collar, on paper with a Strasbourg Lily watermark, framed
plate: 165 by 141mm 6½ by 5⅝in
sheet: 170 by 144mm 6¾ by 5¾in
With small margins, in good condition, an old, smoothened horizontal crease with associated thinning and nicks at the left and right sheet edges, further small thinned areas mainly at the sheet edges, a small area of unobtrusive bloom towards the upper left edge, a tiny Japan repair and pinhole in the lower margin, a very small stain at extreme upper left sheet edge, remnants of previous hinging at lower left corner verso, framed.
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Ex coll. an unidentified collector's stamp (L. 2805)