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    Sale 11964

    Prints & Multiples

    15 March 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 14

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669)

    The Artist's Mother, Head and Bust: Three Quarters Right

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    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669)
    The Artist's Mother, Head and Bust: Three Quarters Right
    etching, 1628, on laid paper, without watermark, a rare maculature impression of New Hollstein's second state (of four), with small margins, with pale foxing, a spot of adhesive on the nose; together with Christ seated disputing with the Doctors (B., Holl. 64; H. 277; New Holl. 281), etching, 1654, on laid paper, without watermark, a later impression of New Hollstein's only state, with small margins, a small repaired hole above the hands of the man on Christ's right shoulder, pale adhesive staining at the upper sheet edge
    Plate 67 x 65 mm., Sheet 78 x 74 mm. (New. Holl. 5)
    Plate 96 x 144 mm., Sheet 113 x 161 mm. (New Holl. 281)
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    A maculature is created when a second impression is taken, after the first and without the plate having been re-inked. It was a means of removing remaining ink from the plate. Impressions of this kind are very rare to the market.

    Literature

    Bartsch, Hollstein 354; Hind 1; New Hollstein 5