Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Christ preaching ('La Petite Tombe') (B., Holl. 67; H. 256)
etching with drypoint and engraving, circa 1652, on thin Chinese paper, a very fine, early 'black sleeve'-impression, printing with rich, velvety burr and great contrast, with a 10 mm. margin below, 2-3 mm. margins elsewhere, inscribed Concionatur Jesum ad populos et turbam ('Jesus addresses the people and the crowd') by a 17th century hand in brown ink in the lower margin, in excellent condition
P. 154 x 206 mm., S. 165 x 211 mm.