5 July 2016
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
David at Prayer
etching and drypoint, 1652, on laid paper, without watermark, a very good but slightly later impression, New Hollstein's second state (of three), with narrow margins, remains of old tape at the left sheet edge verso, in good condition
Plate 142 x 94 mm., Sheet 145 x 97 mm.
Clemens Lothar Fürst von Metternich (1773-1859), Vienna (without mark and not in Lugt); sold, Vienna, November 1807 (to Wawra, according to his ink inscription verso).
With Alfred Wawra, Vienna.
Conte Giuseppe Archinto (1783-1861), Milan (Lugt 546); presumably bought from the above.
With Colnaghi, London (their stock number C. 33486 in pencil verso); bought from Nathan Chaikin, 7 October 1964.
Acquired from the above, 26 February 1965 (£680, with lot 7 and lot 15).
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Bartsch, Hollstein 41; Hind 258; New Hollstein 268 (II/3).
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