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    Sale 11965

    Fifty Prints by Rembrandt van Rijn A Private English Collection

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 16

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

    The Card Player

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
    The Card Player
    etching, 1641, on laid paper, partial watermark Basilisk (Hinterding A'-a-a), a very fine impression of the first state (of five), with an inky plate edge above, trimmed on or slightly into the platemark, in very good condition
    Plate & Sheet 91 x 83 mm.


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    The present impression compares favourably to the finer of two Cracherode impressions (F,5.82) in the British Museum.

    Provenance

    Pierre Mariette II (1634-1716), Paris, his ink inscription verso, dated 1674 (Lugt 1789).
    Unidentified inscription in brown ink verso (not found in Lugt).
    Unidentified stamp, small owl verso (not found in Lugt).
    Christie's, London, 28 November 1967, lot 129 (to Colnaghi).
    With Colnaghi, London (their stock number C. 35804 in pencil verso).
    Acquired from the above, 23 February 1968 (£410).


    Literature

    Bartsch, Hollstein 136; Hind 19; New Hollstein 193 (I/5).