Lot 146: REMBRANDT VAN RIJN Jan Uytenbogaert, The Goldweigher.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN
Jan Uytenbogaert, The Goldweigher.
Etching and drypoint, 1639. 253x204 mm; 10x8 inches, narrow margins. Biörklund's fourth state (of 4); Usticke's second state (of 3); White and Boon's second state (of 2); New Hollstein second state (of 3), before the Captain Baillie rework. Proprietary (?) watermark. A brilliant, richly-inked and early impression with no sign of wear and with burr on Uytenbogaert's garment and elsewhere.
Uytenbogaert (1608-1680) was likely a long-standing acquantance of Rembrandt's. He was the Dutch national tax collector and a patron of the arts, whose country estate just outside Amsterdam was a sort of salon and focal point for local artists and poets. Bartsch 281; Biörklund 39-D; Hollstein (White and Boon) 281.