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Jan Asselijn, Painter (Krabbetje),

Alternative title(s): Jan Asselyn, Painter

Etching, drypoint, and engraving on heavyweight Japan paper

Second of seven states

Print impression quality: Very good

Dimensions (Plate): 214 x 169 mm (8.4 x 6.7 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 218 x 174 mm (8.6 x 6.9 in.)

Dimension notes: Sheet dimensions irregular: width 174 mm at top, 173 mm at bottom

Signed in plate: “rembr f 16__” [last two digits illegible]

Accession number: 1947.D1.210

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1947

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Collection of George W. Davison (purchased before 1928).

The image depicts Jan Asselyn (1610–1652), a landscape painter. His brother-in-law was a pupil of Rembrandt’s. He was small in stature and had a deformed hand, the origin of his nickname “Little Crab” (possibly from White and Boon).

Bibliography: Bartsch 277; H. 227; White and Boon second of three states; per White and Boon (p. 134), an easel originally behind the sitter was removed, possibly to emphasize his stature; Robert Fucci, Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions (New York: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, 2015), cat. no. 6.2, reproduced p. 71, see also p. 67.

Work Type: print

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