Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves: An Oval Plate
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Etching and drypoint on laid paper, circa 1641, a 17th century/lifetime impression of Bartsch and Biörklund-Barnard's first state (of 2), Usticke's first state (of 3), sheet bears a portion of a "Foolscap with Five-Pointed Collar" watermark (Ash/Fletcher 19), matted and framed. Bartsch 79 i/ii; Hind 173; Biörklund-Barnard 41-2; Usticke i/iii. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer.
Platemark 136 x 102 mm. (5 1/4 x 4 in.); Sheet Size 155 x 126 mm. (6 3/16 x 4 15/16 in.); DOA 21 x 20 in.
Windsor Fine Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, purchased 2003. Sheet bears an ink inscription in an old hand to the verso attributed by Lugt to an unidentified 18th century collector of Rembrandt etchings [Lugt 1860d]. Ex-collection of Wilhelm Koller (Austrian, died 1871), a collector known for his excellent connoisseurship, with his collection stamp [Lugt 2632] in black ink on the verso. Ex-collection of Theodore Irwin (American, 1827-1902), who was known for the quality of his Rembrandt and Dürer print collection, and sheet bears his collection stamp [Lugt 1540].
Overall a delicately-detailed impression on a bright clean sheet; few very small light brown stains; small tear upper right edge about 1.5 mm; some expected age to sheet.