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Inscription

In plate LL: Rembrandt. f. 1650. Later inscriptions or marks: Verso UL in graphite pencil: EH / FOP. Verso LL in graphite pencil: B159 Verso LL stamped in black ink:--mark of Firmin-Didot, Lugt 119 Verso LC stamped in red ink--mark of Sewall, Lugt 1309

Provenance

Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876, Paris, Lugt 119); his sale, Paris, Danlos, Delisle, and Pawlowski, 16 April-12 May 1877, lot 921, on 9 May; Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA, November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

1650

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 159; Hind 248 ii/ii

Dimensions

Platemark: 9.7 x 13.2 cm (3 13/16 x 5 3/16 in.) Sheet: 10.9 x 14.3 cm (4 5/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

P553

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

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