Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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record 25 of 51

The Ship of Fortune,

Etching on cream laid paper

Second of two states

Print impression quality: Very good

Dimensions (Plate): 112 x 164 mm (4.4 x 6.5 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 114 x 167 mm (4.5 x 6.6 in.)

Signed in plate with date “1633”

Watermark: Bottom of house with door and window (cut off?), upper center; similar to Churchill 519 and 575 and Heawood 1206-08 (plate 161)

Accession number: 1941.D1.34

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1941

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Karl Ferdinand Friedrich von Nagler (Lugt 2529); G. Gerstenberg (Lugt 2785); Berlin Print Room duplicate (Lugt 1606, Lugt 2398)

Bibliography: Bartsch 111; Hind 106; Münz 256; BB. 33-E; White and Boon second of two states: “Plate reduced to 113 x 166. Cross hatching added to shading on Fortune’s back…. Signature, partly burnished out, covered with shading.” 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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