1 October 2008
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
The Angel appearing to the Shepherds (B., Holl. 44; H. 120)
etching with drypoint and engraving, 1634, watermark Foolscap with seven-pointed Collar (A. & F. 20. E.a), a fairly good impression of the third, final state, with thread margins on three sides, trimmed on or just inside the platemark but outside the subject at left, five short, thinly backed tears at the sheet edges, a foxmark just below the putti in the sky, a small repaired thin spot near the upper sheet edge visible only verso, a horizontal central fold, mainly visible verso
P., S. 260 x 218 mm.
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