Lot 163: REMBRANDT VAN RIJN The Presentation in the Temple: Oblong Print.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN
The Presentation in the Temple: Oblong Print.
Etching on thin, cream laid paper, circa 1640. 215x292 mm; 8 1/2x11 5/8 inches, narrow margins. Biörklund's third state (of 3); Usticke's fourth state (e) (of 6), before the Jean rework and from the earliest Basan edition if not before the Basan editions altogether; White and Boon's third state (of 3). Shield (?) with Paris and the date 1680 inside watermark (Ash/Fletcher 39 A.). A very good, strong impression of this large etching, with the robes of Simeon and Mary dark and well contrasted. Bartsch 49; Biörklund 40-1; Hollstein (White and Boon) 49.