Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

DAC Collection Object Information

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The Three Trees,

Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper

Only state

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Plate): 212 x 280 mm (8.3 x 11 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 223 x 284 mm (8.8 x 11.2 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Rembrandt f 1643”

Watermark: Indecipherable, possibly a very faint F-like shape (above the trees) which may be a part of the initials on the stem of either Strasbourg Lily or Bend listed in Ash and Fletcher’s Concordance

Accession number: 1951.D1.1

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1951

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Albert Roullier (Lugt 170); Charles Deering, Art Institute of Chicago duplicate (Lugt 516)

The image depicts a view probably from Diemerdijk toward Amsterdam (see Lugt, p. 147).

Bibliography: Bartsch 212; H. 205; White and Boon only state; reproduced in collotype by Meriden Gravure for Smith College, December 1957. 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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