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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Abraham and the Angels

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Abraham and the Angels

Abraham and the Angels

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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam

Abraham and the Angels

signed and dated lower edge, left of center: Rembrandt f. 1646

oil on panel

6 3/8 by 8 3/8 in.; 16.1 by 21.1 cm.

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Martin van den Broeck, 1646/7 (see text);
By whom exchanged with Andries Ackersloot, Amsterdam, 1647;
From whom likely purchased by Ferdinand Bol (1616–1680), Amsterdam, inventory 8 October 1669;
Jan Six (1618–1700), Amsterdam;
His sale, Amsterdam, J.P. Zomer, 6 April 1702, lot 40 (for 34.10 guilders);
Benjamin West, P.R.A. (1738–1820), England;
His sale, London, Christie's, 23 June 1820 (Lugt 9830), lot 58 (to Samuel for 290 guineas, or unsold); 
His sale, London, Christie's, 28 May 1824 (Lugt 10687), lot 53 (where unsold);
Haldiman, Esq., England;
Richard Saunderson, Esq., M.P., Colchester, 1836 (according to J. Smith, vol. 7);
Sir Thomas Baring (1772–1848), 2nd Bt., London (lent to British Institution 1840, no. 16);
His sale, London, Christie's, 2-3 June 1848, lot 98, to Fuller;
Stanley collection (perhaps Edward and Mary Dorothy Stanley, or their son Capt. E.A.V. Stanley), Quantock Lodge, Somerset;
With Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam;
Janssen, Amsterdam, until 1923 (according to W.R. Valentiner, 1921);
From whom acquired for Walter & Catalina von Pannwitz, Heemstede, NL and later New York, by 1926; 
The Aurora Trust, New York City, established in 1950 by Catalina von Pannwitz;
From whom acquired by Alfred Bader and Otto Naumann, Ltd., 2004;
From whom acquired by present owner, 2005.
J. Smith, A catalogue raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters, vol. 7, London 1836, p. 2, cat. no. 2 (as in the collection of Jan Six);
Catalogue of Pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, and French masters, exhibition catalogue, London 1840, cat. no. 16;
C. Hofstede de Groot, Holländische Maler, vol. VI, Esslingen 1915, p. 24, cat. no. 1a;
W.R. Valentiner, Rembrandt: wiedergefundene Gemälde (1910-1920) in 120 Abbildungen, Stuttgart 1921, p. 55;
J.W. Rosenberg and W.R. Valentiner, Rembrandt Handzeichnungen I, 1925, nos. 12 and 13;
M.J. Friedländer and O. van Falke, Die Kunstsammlung von Pannwitz, Munich 1926, cat. no. 38, reproduced plate XXIX;
Rembrandt tentoonstelling ter plechtige herdenking van het 300-jarig bestaan der Universiteit van Amsterdam, exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam 1932, cat. no. 18;
A. Bredius, Rembrandt Gemälde, London 1935, vol. 1, p. 31, cat. no. 515; vol. 2, reproduced plate 515;
K. Bauch, Rembrandt Gemälde, Berlin 1966, p. 2, cat. no. 27;
H. Gerson, Rembrandt: paintings, Amsterdam 1968, cat. no. 214;
A. Bredius and H. Gerson, Rembrandt: the Complete Edition of Paintings, revised edition, London 1969, pp. 427, 600, cat. no. 515;
W.L. Strauss and M. van der Meulen, The Rembrandt Documents, New York 1979;
G. Schwartz, Rembrandt: His Life, His Paintings, Maarssen 1985, p. 232, reproduced in color fig. 251;
C. Brown, Rembrandt and the Bible, exhibition catalogue, Tokyo 1986, p. 159;
C. Tümpel, Rembrandt: All Paintings in Color, Amsterdam 1986, rev. ed. 1993, cat. no. 21, pp. 249-50, 392, reproduced in color p. 248;
A. Tümpel and P. Schatborn, Pieter Lastman: The Man who Taught Rembrandt, Zwolle 1991, pp. 78-9, reproduced fig. 26;
N. van der Kamp, in Het Oude Testament in de Schilderkunst van de Gouden Eeuw, exhibition catalogue, ed. C. Tümpel, Zwolle 1991, pp. 28-30;
L. Slatkes, Rembrandt: catalogo complete dei dipinti, Florence 1992, cat. no. 25, pp. 62-3, reproduced in color;
M. Zell, Reframing Rembrandt: Jews and the Christian Image in Seventeenth Century Amsterdam, Berkeley 2002, pp. 176-187; 
C.S. Ackley, et al., Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher, exhibition catalogue, Boston 2003, pp. 214-5, cat. no. 141, reproduced in color;
C. Tümpel, in Rembrandt: zoektocht van een genie, exhibition catalogue, Zwolle 2006, pp. 127-129;
J. Kelch and E. van de Wetering, eds., Rembrandt: Genie auf der Suche, exhibition catalogue, Berlin 2006, pp. 108, 344, cat. no. 52, reproduced in color p. 107, fig. 5 and p. 345;
S. Perlove and L. Silver, Rembrandt’s Faith: Church and Temple in the Dutch Golden Age, University Park 2009, pp. 77-78;
E. van de Wetering, in Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982 – 2015, vol. 5, Dordrecht 2011, pp. 419-426, cat. no. V9, reproduced in color p. 418, in color and actual size p. 420, fig. 1, and x-ray p. 421, fig. 2; vol. 6, Dordrecht 2015, reprint Dordrecht 2017, pp. 597-8, cat. no. 208, reproduced in color; 
J.S. Seidenstein, Divine Encounter: Rembrandt's Abraham and the Angels, exhibition catalogue, New York 2017, cat. no. 1, pp. 6-7, 12, 26, 19, 31-37, 45, 47, 54, 59, reproduced in color front cover, p. 13, details p. 32 fig. 6, p. 35 fig. 8, p. 36 fig. 9, and p. 46 fig. 13;
V. Manuth, M. de Winkel and R. van der Leeuwen, Rembrandt. The Complete Paintings, Cologne 2019, pp. 351, 506-507, cat. no. 21.  

London, British Institution, Pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, and French masters, June 1840 - 1841, no. 16;

Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt tentoonstelling ter plechtige herdenking van het 300-jarig bestaan der Universiteit van Amsterdam, June – September 1932, no. 18;

Yokohama, Sogo Museum of Art, Rembrandt and the Bible, October – December 1986, no. 7;

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts; The Art Institute of Chicago, Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher, October 2003 - May 2004, no. 141;

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, long term loan, 2005 – 2007;

Amsterdam, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Rembrandt: zoektocht van een genie, April – July 2006, no. 52;

Berlin, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Rembrandt: Genie auf der Suche, August – November 2006, no. 52;

New York, Frick Collection, Divine Encounter: Rembrandt's Abraham and the Angels, May – August 2017, no. 1;

Moscow, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Rembrandt Seen Through Jewish Eyes, 5 October 2022 – 15 January 2023, requested.