Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Jan Cornelis Sylvius, Preacher
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Etching with drypoint, burin, and sulfur tinting on laid paper, 1646, a 17th century/lifetime impression of Bartsch's and Usticke's first state (of 2), showing the burr on the signature and extensive sulphur tinting on the curtain and robe of the figure, printed before the small patch above the right eye was darkened with cross hatching, sheet bears the "Strasbourg Bend" watermark (Ash/Fletcher 35.A.a; Hinterding A.a.a) that is the same watermark found in impressions of this etching in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, matted and framed. Bartsch 280 i/ii; Hind 225; Biörklund-Barnard 46-E; Usticke 273 i/ii. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer.
Platemark 280 x 189 mm. (10 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.); Sheet Size 291 x 201 mm. (11 7/16 x 7 7/16 in.); DOA 25 1/2 x 22 in.
Windsor Fine Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, purchased 2003.
This etching is ranked by Usticke as "RRR" in rarity.
Few repaired edge tears, with one at lower left into portion of text; spot within text at right; some general, expected age to sheet; sheet with 1/4 inch margins outside the platemark on each of the four sides.