7 July 2011
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
The Star of the Kings: A Night Piece (B., Holl. 113; H. 254)
etching with touches of drypoint, circa 1651, without watermark, a fine, early impression, printing with burr on the star and elsewhere, with thread margins, partially trimmed on the platemark at the lower sheet edge, in excellent condition
P. 94 x 143 mm., S. 95 x 144 mm.
F. Quiring (b. 1886), Eberswalde, Germany (L. 1041c).
R. Dawnay, 10th Viscount Downe (1903-1965), Wykeham Abbey, Scarborough (L. 719a); Sotheby's, London, 7 December 1992 (Part II), lot 234 (£4,000 to C. G. Boerner).
Initials LL (not in Lugt).
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