Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds

Image: The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds

Photo Credit: photo: R. Lee
Zoomable Image

Bookmark (persistent url):

The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds

17th century
260 x 217 mm (10.2 x 8.5 in.)

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, (1606–1669)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper
State: Third of three states
Print impression quality: Excellent; rich with strong contrasts
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “Rembrandt. f 1634”
Marks: Watermark: Faint marks at top right margin, possible fragments of initials in white area around dove, and some indecipherable fragments below, which could suggest a Basel Crozier A.b. as listed in Ash and Fletcher’s Concordance (p. 74)
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: H. Dreux (Lugt 695); A. Hubert (Lugt 130)
Bibliography: Bartsch 44; Hind 120; White and Boon third of three 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.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1938
Accession Number: 1938.D1.48

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:

  • plate Dimensions: 260 x 217 mm (10.2 x 8.5 in.)

DAC Downloadable Open Access Image

Please see the DAC Open Access Images Policy and ReadMe PDF. This policy is similar to the concise No Known Copyright statement at

To download an image, control-click or right-click on a link below, then select "Download," "Save Link," or a similar choice in your web browser.

DAC Open Access Image: JPEG, < 2 MB (Help)

DAC Open Access Image: TIFF, ~20-40 MB (Help)

Please use this image credit line:
Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: R. Lee) .

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:

Your search criteria: Objects is "The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds".

View current selection of records as: