8 December 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
The Presentation in the Temple: Oblong Plate (B., Holl. 49; H. 162)
etching with drypoint, circa 1639, without watermark, a very good, clear impression of the second state (of three), with hardly any wear in the densely worked areas, still printing with considerable burr and a light veil of tone in places, with small margins, a 35 mm. skilfully repaired tear in the upper left subject, with a few touches of pen and ink, the upper left margin and corner made up, with some pen and ink along the edge of the subject, the upper sheet edge at left and right probably with some hinging defects and partially reinforced, some very minor foxing, a few thin spots, otherwise in good condition
P. 213 x 290 mm., S. 217 x 295 mm.
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