Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

DAC Collection Object Information

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The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds,

Etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper

Third of three states

Print impression quality: Excellent; rich with strong contrasts

Dimensions (Plate): 260 x 217 mm (10.2 x 8.5 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 264 x 220 mm (10.4 x 8.7 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Rembrandt. f 1634”

Watermark: Faint marks at top right margin, possible fragments of initials in white area around dove, and some indecipherable fragments below, which could suggest a Basel Crozier A.b. as listed in Ash and Fletcher’s Concordance (p. 74)

Accession number: 1938.D1.48

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1938

Provenance / Collectors' marks: H. Dreux (Lugt 695); A. Hubert (Lugt 130)

Bibliography: Bartsch 44; Hind 120; White and Boon third of three states. For student research on the DAC’s Rembrandt holdings’ watermarks vis-à-vis Nancy Ash and Shelley Fletcher’s concordance Watermarks in Rembrandt’s Prints (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1998), see object file “Rembrandt Watermarks 2000.”

Work Type: print

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