• Old Master Prints auction at Christies

    Sale 7781

    Old Master Prints

    8 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 62

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

    A sick Woman with a large white Headdress (Saskia) (B., Holl. 359; H. 196)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
    A sick Woman with a large white Headdress (Saskia) (B., Holl. 359; H. 196)
    etching with touches of drypoint, circa 1641, without watermark, a good impression of this rare print, with thread margins on two sides, trimmed to the platemark at the top and left, a tiny pinpoint rust mark to the lower right sheet edge, a tiny thin spot at upper right sheet edge, otherwise in good condition
    P., S. 61 x 51 mm.


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    Provenance

    J. Chalon (1738-1795) (cf. L. 439).
    With C. Josi (1765-1828) (cf. L. 573).
    With T. Philipe, London.
    R. Pole Carew (not in Lugt); his sale, Mr. Wheatley's, London, 13-15 May 1835 (presumably to Hawkins).
    John Heywood Hawkins (circa 1800-1870) (cf. L. 1471-2); the entire Rembrandt collection sold to Colnaghi's.
    With Colnaghi's, London; the collection sold to Buccleuch.
    Duke of Buccleuch (1806-1884), London and Dalkeith (L. 402); Christie's, London, 22 April 1887, lot 2092 (£8-8 to Fawcett).


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this print is definitely from the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch and was sold, together with five other Rembrandt portraits in these rooms on 22 April 1887 as lot 2092 for £8-8 to Fawcett. Previous provenances are, in chronological order:
    J. Chalon (1738-1795) (cf. L. 439).
    With C. Josi (1765-1828) (cf. L. 573).
    With T. Philipe, London.
    R. Pole Carew (not in Lugt); his sale, Mr. Wheatley's, London, 13-15 May 1835 (presumably to Hawkins).
    John Heywood Hawkins (circa 1800-1870) (cf. L. 1471-2); the entire Rembrandt collection sold to Colnaghi's and purchased by the Duke of Buccleuch.