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REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN (1606-1669)
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REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN (1606-1669)

Christ presented to the people (‘Ecce Homo’)

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REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN (1606-1669)
Christ presented to the people (‘Ecce Homo’)
drypoint, 1655, on joined sheets of warm-toned Japan paper, a superb impression of this highly important subject, New Hollstein’s extremely rare first state (of eight)
Plate 15 x 17 9/16 in. (38.2 x 44.7 cm.).
Sheet 15 . x 17 5/8 in. (38.7 x 44.8 cm.)
Provenance
Gabriel von Cronstern [II], probably acquired in the 1760s from Pierre Yver in Amsterdam.
By descent in the family of the Grafen Plessen-Cronstern, Schleswig-Holstein; their sale, Christie’s, London, Important Old Master Prints from a German Family of Title – Part I, 10 December 1991, lot 54.
Samuel Josefowitz (1921-2015), Lausanne; acquired at the above sale.
Then by descent to the present owners.  
Literature
Bartsch 76; Hind 271; White & Boon 76; New Hollstein 290

H. Bevers, P. Schatborn, B. Welzel, Rembrandt - The Master and his Workshop, National Gallery, London, & the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1991-1992, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1991, no. 38 (another impression illustrated).

C. White, Rembrandt as an Etcher, in Rembrandt: a genius and his impact, National Gallery of Australia, 1997, no. 118
(another impression illustrated).

A. T. Eeles, Rembrandt’s Ecce Homo: A Census of Impressions, in Print Quarterly, Vol. XV, 1998, no. 3, pp. 290-96.

C. White, Rembrandt as an etcher: a study of the artist at work, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., 1999
(another impression illustrated).

E. Hinterding, G. Luijten, M. Royalton-Kisch, Rembrandt the Printmaker, British Museum, London, 2001, no. 78
(another impression illustrated).

C. S. Ackley, T. E. Rassieur et al. Rembrandt’s journey: painter, draftsman, etcher, M.F.A. Publications, Boston, Mass., 2004, no. 174
(another impression illustrated).

N. Stogdon, A Descriptive Catalogue of Etchings by Rembrandt in a Private Collection, Switzerland, Private publication, 2011, no. 35.

E. Hinterding and J. Rutgers, The New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts: 1450-1700, Sound and Vision Publishers, Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel, 2013, Volume II, no. 290 (another impression illustrated).

J. Bikker, G. J. M. Weber, M. S. Wieseman & E. Hinterding, Rembrandt – The Late Works, National Gallery, London, & the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2014-2015, no. 31 (another impression illustrated).

Charles M. Rosenberg, Rembrandt’s religious prints: the Feddersen collection at the Snite Museum of Art, Indiana University Press, with the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Bloomington, Indiana, 2017. no. 51 (another impression illustrated).
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