Property from a Private Collection
REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN
1606 - 1669
THE RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON (B., HOLL. 91; NEW HOLL. 159; H. 147)
Etching, 1636, a good though slightly later impression of the first state (of three), the landscape printing faintly, on oriental paper, unframed
plate: 157 by 135mm 6¼ by 5⅜in
sheet: 160 by 140mm 6⅝ by 5½in
With narrow margins, in generally good condition, thinning along upper sheet edge associated with the removal of previous hinging, minor thinning at the lower corners, a tiny loss at the extreme upper left corner, foxing verso showing through recto, an unobtrusive tear at upper right sheet edge (measuring approx. 2cm), two minute nicks at the lower right corner, unframed.
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