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Abraham Francen, Apothecary

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669, Dutch)

Etching and drypoint on dark yellow Japan paper

Rembrandt van Rijn, Abraham Francen, Apothecary

Rembrandt Van Rijn
Abraham Francen, Apothecary

Description


 

Date: ca. 1657                  
Medium: Etching and drypoint on dark yellow Japan paper
Dimensions: 160 x 207 mm. 6 3/8 x 8 1/4 in.
References: Bartsch 273; Hind 291; Hollstein 273; New Hollstein 301, fourth state of twelve
Provenance: A.P.F. Robert-Dumesnil, his sale, Phillips, London, 12 April 1836, described as "A superb impression on Indian paper"; Sotheby's, London, 27 June 1985; to David Tunick, Inc., New York; to Private collection, U.S.A.; to David Tunick, Inc., New York: Bartsch 273; Hind 291; Hollstein 273; New Hollstein 301, fourth state of twelve
Impression: Brilliant, with burr and carefully wiped with tone, the yellow of the Japan paper giving an extraordinary warm, atmospheric feeling, as if late afternoon sun
Condition: Near-perfect, minimal skinning verso where old hinges removed; virtually no repairs or restoration, narrow margins outside the platemark all around