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    Sale 7534

    Old Master Prints

    4 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 217

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

    Christ and the Woman of Samaria: An arched Print (B., Holl. 70; H. 294)

    Price Realised  

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
    Christ and the Woman of Samaria: An arched Print (B., Holl. 70; H. 294)
    etching with drypoint, 1657, a good impression of the third (final) state, countermark V A (cf. Hinterding B.a.a), trimmed to the platemark but outside the border, occasional unobtrusive soft creasing, minor defects at the corners on the reverse where previously hinged, with minor repairs and thin-spots at the left sheet corners, otherwise in good condition
    S. 123 x 160 mm.


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    This dramatic scene clearly appealed to Rembrandt who addressed it in three oils, two etchings and several pen and ink studies. The inventory of his collection at the time of his bankruptcy in 1656 also included a painting of the subject by Giorgione. This etched version, composed using strong shadows and contrasts, shows Christ and the woman at the well at the point where He announces that he is indeed the Messiah.

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