Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Adoration of the Shepherds: A Night Piece,

Etching, engraving, and drypoint on Japanese paper

Eighth of eight states

Dimensions (Plate): 149 x 193 mm (5.9 x 7.6 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 172 x 212 mm (6.8 x 8.3 in.)

Dimension notes: Sheet dimensions are irregular: 210 mm wide at top, 212 mm wide at bottom

Accession number: 1937.D1.93

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1937

Provenance / Collectors' marks: John Webster, 1810–1892, Aberdeen (Lugt 1555 stamp “IW” in black ink on verso). Emil Schroeter, died about 1912, Dresden (Lugt 2270 stamp in black ink on verso). Purchased before 1928, possibly as early as 1912, by George W. Davison.

Bibliography: Bartsch 46; Hind 255; Münz 237; Robert Fucci, Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions (New York: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, 2015), cat. no. 16.4, reproduced p. 127, see also p. 123.

Work Type: print

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