• Old Master Prints auction at Christies

    Sale 7781

    Old Master Prints

    8 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

    An Old Man seen from behind, Profile to Right: Half-Figure (B., Holl. 143; H. 41)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
    An Old Man seen from behind, Profile to Right: Half-Figure (B., Holl. 143; H. 41)
    etching, circa 1631, with a tiny Imperial Orb watermark fragment (part of Arms of Amsterdam?), fourth, final state, with narrow margins, two thin spots at upper corners where previously hinged, otherwise in good condition; with Head of an old Man in high Fur Cap: Bust (B., Holl. 299; H. 135), by the same hand and a pupil, etching, a good impression of the only state, with a few horizontal wiping scratches still distinct, trimmed unevenly into the platemark, generally in good condition
    P. 72 x 42 mm., S. 75 x 45 mm. (B. 143)
    S. 45 x 32 mm. (B. 299) (2)


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    Provenance

    W. Koller (d. 1871), Vienna (L. 2632). (B. 143)