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May 19, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) Man at a Desk Wearing a Cross and Chain

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3010BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 19, 2017 12:00PM


Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)

Man at a Desk Wearing a Cross and Chain, 1641, final state of four, an 18th century impression (Hind, 189; Hollstein/Boon & White, 261iv/iv). Signed and dated within the plate, with collectors' marks and stamps (see below). Etching on laid paper, plate size 6 x 4 in. (15.0 x 10.1 cm),unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Margins about 1/8 inch, subtle toning, especially to left edge, soft diagonal crease to sheet, thin spot to verso u.c., pencil and ink annotations to verso, glue residue to left edge verso.

Provenance: Ink mark from the collection of William Sharp Esq., Manchester/London, c. 1878 (Lugt, 1870); stamp from the collection of Henry Foster Sewall, New York/New England, c. 1895 (Lugt, 1309).
Estimate $500-700

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William Sharp, Henry Foster Sewall, Manchester, London