Property from the Collection of the Late Walter L. Strauss
REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN
1606 - 1669
DAVID AND GOLIATH (B., HOLL. 36; NEW HOLL. 288C; H. 284)
Etching with engraving and drypoint, 1655, a fine impression of this very rare subject, presumably New Hollstein's third state (of five), on paper possibly with a partial indistinct watermark, framed
sheet: 109 by 73mm 4⅛ by 2⅞in
Trimmed on or fractionally within the plate mark, in good condition apart from paper discoloration, two vertical flattened folds at right, previous hinging remains at upper sheet edge verso, framed.
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The present impression compares favourably with the Cracherode impression on laid paper at the British Museum