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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 53

    Follower of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

    The Baptism of the Eunuch

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Follower of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
    The Baptism of the Eunuch
    oil on panel
    122.3 x 88.8 cm.


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    The present composition is after a print designed by Rembrandt and engraved by Jan Joris van Vliet (see F. W. H. Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish etchings etc., Amsterdam, 1992, XLI, p. 154, no. 12).

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    Provenance

    Weiland Senator Gaedertz, Lübeck, 1864, by whom sold in 1916 to
    Archduke Johann Albrecht von Mecklenburg, Schwerin.


    Literature

    F. Schlie, Verzeichnis der Werke älterer Meister in der Grossherzoglichen Galerie zu Schwerin, Schwerin, 1882, p. 33, no. 856.