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    Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)
    Christ before Pilate: large plate, 1635
    Etching with engraving on paper
    21-1/2 x 17-5/8 inches (54.6 x 44.8 cm) (sheet, trimmed to the platemark)
    Signed and dated in the plate, lower left: Rembrandt
    New Hollstein's fourth state (of five)

    Property from the Estate of Kenneth Alan Hill, Sr., Fort Worth, Texas

    PROVENANCE:
    Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills, California.

    LITERATURE:
    New Hollstein, 155.

    In this very good impression of the other large plate from his early career as a printmaker (see Descent from the Cross: Second plate), Rembrandt combined the Presentation of Christ to the people by Pontius Pilate and the Mocking of Christ by the people of Jerusalem into an expansive and deeply moving image. Although surrounded by the Pharisees and mocking onlookers, Christ radiates peace as he looks to the heavens, his hands clasped in prayer. To Christ's right, in the crowd along the balcony, Rembrandt included his self-portrait. Engraver Jan van Vliet collaborated with Rembrandt on this plate.

    This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Galerie Michael.


    More information about Rembrandt van Rijn, also known as Rembrandt van Rijn, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Rembrandt.



    Condition Report*: Stable paper support. A very good impression trimmed on the platemark. Lower half of signature partially cut off. Slight undulation to the sheet, particularly at lower edge. Mounting tape on verso slightly visible along upper edge. Reinforced with engraving to the face of the man in the skull-cap leaning forward, left of Pilate's outstretched left hand. No watermark.
    Framed Dimensions 40.5 X 36 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    4th Friday
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