Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Landscape with a Hay Barn and a Flock of Sheep,

Etching and drypoint on laid paper

Second of two states

Print impression quality: Very good, with some plate tone in barn and surrounding trees

Dimensions (Plate): 83 x 174 mm (3.3 x 6.9 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Rembrandt f 1652” (with “d” reversed as “Rembranbt”)

Watermark: Initials “LR” as “LR’ a.” in Ash and Fletcher Concordance (p. 143)

Accession number: 1938.D1.55

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

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Pierre Mariette II, 1672 (Lugt 1790); R. Gutekunst (Lugt 2213a)

The image depicts a view from Diemerdijk, between Houtewaal and Zeeburg, but represented in reverse.

Bibliography: Bartsch 224; H. 241; White and Boon as second of two 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, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1998), see object file Rembrandt Watermarks 2000.

Work Type: print

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