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    Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)
    The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, 1633
    Etching and engraving on chine collé on wove paper
    20-7/8 x 16 inches (53.0 x 40.6 cm) (image)
    21 x 16-1/4 inches (sheet)
    Signed and dated in the plate, lower edge: Rembrandt f. cum pryvl 1633
    With Lamoureux's address in lower right corner: Imp. Lamoureux e S. Jean Beauvais 12. Paris
    Remnants of the coarsely burnished address of publisher Justus Danckerts lower center: Amstelodami Justus Banckers excudebat
    New Hollstein's eighth state (of 8)

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

    PROVENANCE:
    Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills, California.

    LITERATURE:
    New Hollstein, 119.

    This large early print by Rembrandt is, unlike most of his etchings, based upon a painting: it records in reverse the composition he painted for Frederick Hendrik, the Prince of Orange, who, as stadholder was the highest-ranking elected official in the Netherlands. When he undertook this ambitious print, Rembrandt was relatively inexperienced with printmaking on such a large scale, and therefore enlisted the help of engraver Jan van Vliet. This collaboration can be seen in Rembrandt's spontaneous line and van Vliet's heavier marks, particularly noticeable in the facial expressions. This is a good, evenly-printed late 19th- or early 20th-century impression.

    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. Plate marks visible. Sheet with deckled edges and slightly bumped corners. Large margins.
    Framed Dimensions 38.875 X 33.75 Inches
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