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Lot 153: REMBRANDT VAN RIJN Three Heads of Women, One Asleep.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN
Three Heads of Women, One Asleep.
Etching, 1637. 125x95 mm; 5x3 3/4 inches. Usticke''s first state (e) (of 3), with no sign of wear in the dark cross-hatching in the hat of the woman upper right. Ex-collection Karl Ferdinand Friedrich von Nagler (Lugt 2529, verso); Berthold Gottlieb Emanuel Haller (Lugt 1230a, verso); Kunstmuseum Bern (Lugt 236f, lower right recto and verso); and Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Lugt 2398 and 1606, verso). Trimmed inside the plate mark upper and lower edges, with the full compoisition and signature preserved, with thread margins or trimmed on the plate mark left and right. A superb, richly-inked and early impression with strong contrasts. Bartsch 368; Biörklund 37-D; Hollstein (White and Boon) 368.