Rembrandt Van Rijn

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Old Man with a Divided Fur Cap


Original etching with touches of drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper

Signed and dated in the plate upper left Rembrandt f. 1640.

A strong, clear 17th century/lifetime impression of Bartsch’s second and final state, Hind, Biorklund-Barnard and Usticke’s second state of three, of this rare and beautiful portrait,  printed after the appearance of the short slipt stroke from the cap to the left cheek of the subject, with traces of burr showing on the thumb of the sitter and the lines in the lower left and right corners.

Catalog: Bartsch 265 ii/ii; Hind 170 ii/iii; Biorklund-Barnard 40-A ii/iii; Usticke 265 ii/iii.

5 15/16 x 5 7/16 inches
6 1/4 x 5 11/16 inches

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