5 July 2016
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.
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).
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