Lot 148: REMBRANDT VAN RIJN The Little Jewish Bride (Saskia as Saint Catherine).
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN
The Little Jewish Bride (Saskia as Saint Catherine).
Etching and drypoint, 1638. 111x80 mm; 4 1/2x3 1/4 inches, thread margins. Biörklund''s only state (e), with burr on Saskia''s hairband, her chin and the lower left part of her sleeve. A superb, richly-inked and early impression with no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this exceedingly scarce etching.
We have found only 16 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Bartsch 342; Biörklund 38-A; Hollstein (White and Boon) 342.