Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
The Raising of Lazarus: Small Plate (B., Holl. 72; H. 198; BB. 42-B)
etching, 1642, first state (of two), a very good, early impression, with the light cross hatching on the forehead and the three lines behind Lazarus's head quite distinct, with burr on the thumb of Christ's right hand, with narrow margins on three sides, a narrow to thread margin at the top, a small made-up hole in the cliff upper left, a tiny repair and thin patch lower left fractionally affecting the signature, a thin patch at the upper right reverse corner, the collector's stamp showing through very faintly from the reverse at the bottom, the remains of old tape at the upper reverse corners, otherwise generally in good condition
P. 150 x 114mm.
Dr. Felix Somary, his stamp (not in Lugt);
Christie's, 21 April 1983, lot 58