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    Sale 7644

    Old Master Prints

    2 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 47

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

    Christ before Pilate: Large Plate (B., Holl. 77; H. 143)

    Price Realised  

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
    Christ before Pilate: Large Plate (B., Holl. 77; H. 143)
    etching with drypoint and engraving, 1635-36, watermark Arms of Bern (Hinterding C.a.b.), a very good, strong and even impression of Hollstein's fourth state (of five), printing with much burr on the strip of curtain above the chair at right and some in the plate margin below, with small margins, a small backed hole on the chest of Christ, the tip of the upper left corner made up, a repaired 35 mm. tear at the upper right sheet edge, a few other, shorter tears at the sheet edges, some other, minor defects, generally in good condition for a sheet of this size
    P. 550 x 447 mm., S. 555 x 453 mm.


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    Provenance

    J. MacGowan (2nd half 18th cent.), Edinburgh (L. 1496)
    Subsequently, according to an inscription on the mount:
    Ant. W. M. Mensing (1866-1936), Amsterdam (not in Lugt); sold 25-27 April 1939
    A.L.C. de Witte (since 1939)