Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Bearded Man in a Velvet Cap with a Jewel Clasp
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Etching on laid paper, 1637, a 17th century/lifetime impression of Bartsch, Hind and Biörklund-Barnard's only state of this rare etching, matted and framed. Bartsch 313; Hind 150; Biörklund-Barnard 37-B; Usticke 313. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer.
Sheet Size 94 x 80 mm. (3 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.); DOA 20 x 18 3/4 in.
Windsor Fine Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, purchased 2003.
This etching received a rarity rating of "RR" by G. W. Nowell-Usticke, who described it as "a rare plate, with a handsome portrait." In 1967, Usticke estimated there were only 50 to 75 impressions in existence.
A strong, precise, and clear impression of this rare print. Trimmed at (or slightly inside the platemark) on the four sides; few minute edge nicks (tiny tear upper edge) and few faint spots.