5 July 2016
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
The Card Player
etching, 1641, on laid paper, partial watermark Basilisk (Hinterding A'-a-a), a very fine impression of the first state (of five), with an inky plate edge above, trimmed on or slightly into the platemark, in very good condition
Plate & Sheet 91 x 83 mm.
Pierre Mariette II (1634-1716), Paris, his ink inscription verso, dated 1674 (Lugt 1789).
Unidentified inscription in brown ink verso (not found in Lugt).
Unidentified stamp, small owl verso (not found in Lugt).
Christie's, London, 28 November 1967, lot 129 (to Colnaghi).
With Colnaghi, London (their stock number C. 35804 in pencil verso).
Acquired from the above, 23 February 1968 (£410).
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