REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN | THE ARTIST DRAWING FROM THE MODEL ('HET BEELDT VAN PIGMALION') (B., HOLL. 192; NEW HOLL. 176; H. 231)
Estimate: 18,000 - 22,000 GBP
REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN
1606 - 1669
THE ARTIST DRAWING FROM THE MODEL ('HET BEELDT VAN PIGMALION') (B., HOLL. 192; NEW HOLL. 176; H. 231)
Etching with drypoint and engraving, circa 1639, a fine impression of New Hollstein's second state (of four), printing with burr and delicate wiping marks, unframed
plate: 184 by 232mm 9⅛ by 7⅛in
sheet: 237 by 185mm 9⅜ by 7⅜in
With narrow margins, in generally good condition, tipped to mount at corners, the upper left corner made up and touched in with pen and ink, a softened diagonal crease extending from upper sheet edge to left somewhat abraded in places, a tiny, inconspicuous tear beneath easel (measuring 7mm), several small, unobtrusive abrasions along left sheet edge, the lower sheet edge with several nicks and softened creases across the lower left corner, unframed.
(*Tipped at sheet corners, the verso unexamined).
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