8 July 1998,
Price realised GBP 9,200
GBP 9,000 - GBP 12,000
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
A Sheet of Studies, with a Woman Lying ill in Bed, etc.
etching, circa 1641-2on fine laid paper, a very good impression of this lightly bitten plate, with thread margins almost all round, a few thin spots, mostly at the left edge and showing only on the reverse, a few tiny brown stains, pale discoloration, one of Böhm's collector's stamps showing through from the reverse at the lower right corner
P. 137 x 150mm.
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The extraordinary Sheet of Studies with a Woman lying Ill in Bed is one of a small number of plates which the artist treated in the manner of a sketch pad. The personal nature of this study is further emphasized by the inclusion of his ill wife, Saskia. Given their odd compositional arrangement and their spontaneous feel, these 'sketches' cannot have been meant for wide commercial distribution. Fine impressions such as this example are of considerable rarity.
J. D. Böhm (L. 271, 271, 1442)
A. Artaria (L. 33)
G. Eissler (L. 805b)
Philip H. and A. S. W. Rosenbach Foundation
An unidentified collector's stamp, verso (not in Lugt)
Bartsch, Hollstein 369; Hind 163
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