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The Flight into Egypt: Crossing a Brook

Rembrandt Van Rijn
The Flight into Egypt: Crossing a Brook
etching, engraving, and drypoint

An original Rembrandt Van Rijn etching, engraving, and drypoint print.


Original etching, engraving and drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper

A superb 17th century/lifetime impression of Bartsch and New Hollstein’s only state, Usticke’s first state of three, printed prior to the appearance of the horizontal and diagonal scratch across the Virgin’s knees and lap.

Catalog: Bartsch 55; Hind 276; Biorklund-Barnard 54.D; Usticke 55 i/iii; New Hollstein 277.

3 ¾ x 5 5/8 inches

“And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt; and was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son” (Matthew 2:13-15).

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