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The Kolf Player

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Rembrandt occasionally made etched sketches of people engaged in leisure time pursuits: card playing, celebrating, bathing, or--as here--enjoying the pleasures of rest, sport, and conversation. Lacking the visual tradition that influenced his religious imagery and portraiture, his images of...

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Lower right in pen and brown ink, Gersaint's number: 121 On 18th-century English mount, in pen and brown ink: Sport of Kolef--very scarce-- On 18th-century English mount, in graphite pencil: No. 121.


Helmut H. Rumbler (Frankfurt); from whom purchased by MFA, March 26, 2008.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

"The Golf Player"


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 125 i/ii; Hind 272; B.-B. 54-A; G. 121


Platemark: 9.5 x 14.3 cm (3 3/4 x 5 5/8 in.) Sheet: 10.3 x 15 cm (4 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Mount (18th-century English): 15.4 x 18.9 cm (6 1/16 x 7 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching with plate tone


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