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Rembrandt Van Rijn, Etching: SELF-PORTRAIT IN A VELVET CAP WITH PLUME(507 views)
An original Rembrandt Van Rijn Etching.
Original etching printed in black ink on laid paper.
Signed in the plate upper left Rembrandt (signature very faint).
A clear and clean 18th century impression of Bartsch’s only state, Usticke’s second state of three, New Hollstein’s third state of four, printed after the appearance of the diagonal scratch running down from the upper left corner, the curved lines of shading on the forehead extend over the brim of the cap, but prior to rebiting of the plate and the re-etching of the signature in the subsequent state.
Catalog: Bartsch 20; Hind 156; Biorklund-Barnard 38-B; Usticke 20 ii/iii; New Hollstein 170 iii/iv.
Platemark: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches Sheet: 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Condition Report: In excellent condition, printed on a sheet with small margins all around.
Image Size: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches
Sheet Size: 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Artist or Maker: Rembrandt Van Rijn
Exhibited: Collections in which impressions of this state of this etching can be found: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin-Dahlem; Szépmüvészéti Museum, Budapest; Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cracow; Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi, Florence; State Hermitage Museum of Art, St. Petersburg; Musée Jenisch, Vevey.
Literature: Christopher Wright, Rembrandt: Self-Portraits, Gordon Fraser, London, 1982, no. 60 (ill.); Victoria Charles, Rembrandt the Engraver, Parkstone Press, Bournemouth, 1997, p. 84 (ill.); Christopher White/Quentin Buvelot, Rembrandt by Himself, National Gallery Publications Ltd., London, 1999, no. 49, p. 166 (ill.); Erik Hinterding, Rembrandt Etchings from the Frits Lugt Collection, Thoth Publishers, Bussum, 2008, no. 12, vol. II p. 16 (ill.).