Signed and dated in plate: Rembrant. 1645.
Verso lower center, stamped in black ink -- mark of Charles C. Cunningham, Jr. (not in Lugt) Verso lower left, stamped in black ink -- mark of John Webster (Lugt 1554) Verso lower right, ink pen and brown ink -- mark of John Webster (Lugt 1555) Verso lower left, in graphite pencil: 38 Verso lower left, in graphite pencil: 130 [crossed out] Verso lower left, in graphite pencil: 340-4- Verso lower center, in graphite pencil: GN 32 Verso lower right, in graphite pencil: 2-12-0
William Beckford (according to the Webster catalogue; Beckford collection dispersed about 1840); John Webster (1810-1891, Aberdeen, Lugt 1554, 1555); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 May 1889, lot 24; Captain Gordon Nowell-Usticke; his sale, New York, Parke-Bernet, 30 April-1 May 1968, lot 217; Charles C. Cunningham, Jr. (not in Lugt, Brookline, MA); British Rail Pension Fund; its sale, London, Sotheby's, 29 June 1987, lot 63, £132,000; C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf; Joseph R. Ritman (The Netherlands); Sotheby's and Artemis (New York and London, Ritman Catalogue no. 9); from whom purchased by Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA, 1999; by whom given to MFA, 26 March 2003.
Gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo in honor of Clifford S. Ackley
- Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch, 1606–1669
Bartsch 034 i; Hind 214 first state prior to that known by White & Boon
Platemark: 15.7 x 13.3 cm (6 3/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Sheet: 15.9 x 13.3 cm (6 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching and drypoint