29 March 2006
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
An old man with a divided fur cap (B., Holl. 265; H. 170)
etching with drypoint, 1640, watermark Foolscap with five-pointed Collar (cf. A. & F. p. 107, K.a.), a good impression of the first state (of two), before the slipped stroke from the cap to the sitter's left cheek, with narrow to thread margins, occasional very pale light staining and foxing, minor defects on the reverse at the upper sheet corners where previously mounted, in generally good condition
P., S. 153 x 139 mm.
J. Rosenberg (L. 1519)
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