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The Artist Drawing from a Model

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The Artist Drawing from a Model

ca. 1639 (possibly printed later)
17th century
233 x 181 mm (9.2 x 7.1 in.)

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, (1606–1669)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Good
Edition: Possibly a posthumous impression because paper manufacturer may date to ca. 1675–1690 (based on “Petit Ecu” watermark identification), or possibly a lifetime impression (based on “Strasbourg Lily” watermark identification and that paper’s other recorded appearances in Ash and Fletcher’s Concordance)
Marks: Watermark: Strasbourg Lily, a close but not exact match to “Strasbourg Lily J.c.” in Ash and Fletcher’s Concordance (p. 210); previously recorded as Petit Écu (Wibiral 8a-d)
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Johann Carl Dietrich Hebich, 1818–1891 (Lugt 1250)
Bibliography: Bartsch 192; Hind 231; White and Boon 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.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1958
Accession Number: 1958.38.1

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  • artist portraits
  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • models (people)
  • nudes - Representations of unclothed human figures. [February 1998 related term added, "nudity"; alternate descriptor changed, was "nude". September 1990 descriptor added.]
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m
  • unfinished works of art - LCSH Link

  • plate Dimensions: 233 x 181 mm (9.2 x 7.1 in.)

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