Original etching printed in black ink on laid paper bearing a portion of a “Coat of Arms of Amsterdam” watermark (Ash/Fletcher 1)
A good 17th century impression of Bartsch and New Hollstein’s third and final state, Usticke’s second state of two, of this rare etching (characterized by G.W. Nowell-Usticke in his 1967 catalogue Remrandt’s Etchings: States and Values, as “a very scarce print,” and assigned his scarcity rating of “RR-” [50-75 impressions extant in that year]), printed after the tip of the figure’s nose was defined with a second outline, and the appearance of the slipped stroke across her lips.
Signed and dated in the plate upper center Rembrandt F. 1634.
Bartsch 345 iii/iii
Sheet Size: 5 x 4 inches
Image: 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches