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The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds

1634
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

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