29 June 2005
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
The Angel appearing to the Shepherds (B., Holl. 44; H. 120)
etching, 1634, with a Coat of Arms and Rampant Lion watermark, a good but slightly later impression of the third (final) state, with narrow margins, an unobtrusive horizontal central fold, mainly visible verso, a tiny nick at lower left edge of sheet, backed along the edges of the sheet verso, generally in good condition
P. 262 x 220 mm., S. 265 x 222 mm.
Anonymous (L. 2899)
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately