Lot 126: REMBRANDT VAN RIJN The Death of the Virgin.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN
The Death of the Virgin.
Etching and drypoint, 1639. 387x310 mm; 15 1/4x12 1/4 inches, thread margins. Biörklund''s second state (of 4), before the Watelet and Basan rework; Usticke''s second state (of 5); White and Boon''s second state (of 3). Bunch of grapes with a thick stem and proprietary watermark (Ash/Fletcher 21 B.; Heawood 2283; which dates from circa 1735). A superb, dark, richly-inked impression of this large etching with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear, with traces of burr. Bartsch 99; Biörklund 39-A; Hollstein (White and Boon) 99.