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Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: An Oval Plate

ca. 1641
17th century
135 x 100 mm (5.3 x 3.9 in.)

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, (1606–1669)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and drypoint on laid paper
State: First or second of two states
Print impression quality: Very good
Marks: Watermark: Indecipherable fragments along right margin, visible as left margin on verso; resembles Clocks nos. 336–341 (plate 51) in Heawood, although per Heawood (p. 71) such watermarks did not appear until after 1664
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Fritz Rumpf (Lugt 2161)
Bibliography: Bartsch 79; Hind 173; White and Boon first or second of two states (previously cataloged as first state, but see White and Boon on “fine reworking between Christ’s head and scroll above him” (p. 76) in second state. 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: Bequest of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1953
Accession Number: 1953.D1.3

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