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The Shell

Inscription

Recto lower left in pen and black ink: Rembrandt. f1640 Verso upper center in graphite pencil: la coquille au fond blanc d'un piece unique possede par le british Museum. Verso lower left graphite pencil: 55472

Signed

Verso lower left stamped in blue-- mark of Mary Jane Morgan Verso lower left stamped in red-- mark of Henry F. Sewall (cf. Lugt 1309)

Provenance

Mary Jane Morgan; Henry F. Sewall, N.Y.; acquired 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

19th century?

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 159 (copy)

Accession Number

P554

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