4 December 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 18,500
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Jan Lutma, Goldsmith (B., Holl. 276; H. 290)
etching with drypoint and engraving, 1656, a very good impression of the second state (of three), with touches of burr to the vertical frames of the window, to the sitter's cap and right hand and to the implements on the table, watermark foolscap with seven-pointed collar (cf. A. & F. Aa), trimmed to the platemark, with a borderline in pen and ink, a small rust spot on the reverse (showing through as a tiny spot above the window), an unobtrusive minor crease parallel to the left and right sheet edges, otherwise in very good condition, framed
P., S. 199 x 150 mm.
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A.-P.-F. Robert-Dumesnil (L. 2200), with his blindstamp.