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    Sale 11965

    Fifty Prints by Rembrandt van Rijn A Private English Collection

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 12

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

    The Return of the Prodigal Son

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
    The Return of the Prodigal Son
    etching, 1636, on laid paper, watermark Strasbourg Lily (Hinterding A-BA-a-a), a brilliant impression of New Hollstein's first state (of three), printing with great contrast and clarity, the lightly etched landscape in the background printing very strongly, with thread margins, a 15 mm. repaired horizontal tear at upper left, otherwise in very good condition
    Plate 159 x 137 mm., Sheet 160 x 140 mm.


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    The present impression is superior to all impressions in the British Museum.

    Provenance

    The Carlyon Family, Tregrehan House, Cornwall.
    With Colnaghi, London (their stock number R. 536 in pencil verso); bought from the above in 1958.
    Acquired from the above, 8 February 1960 (£100).


    Literature

    Bartsch, Hollstein 91; Hind 147; New Hollstein 159 (I/3).