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Jacob Caressing Benjamin

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Inscription

Signed in plate Rembrandt. f

Marks

Verso lower left, stamped in black ink -- mark of Walter Francis, Duke of Buccleuch, Lugt 402 Verso lower center in graphite pencil: No 132 Verso lower center in graphite pencil: 23 [encircled] Verso lower center in graphite pencil: 6224 [? somewhat illegible]

Provenance

Walter Francis, Duke of Buccleuch (1806-1884, London and Dalkeith, Scotland, Lugt 402); his sale, London, Chrisite's, 9-22 April 1887, lot 1885; Joseph R. Ritman (The Netherlands); Sotheby's and Artemis (New York and London, Ritman Catalogue no. 8); from whom purchased by Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA, 1999; by whom given to MFA, 26 March 2003.

Credit Line

Gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo in honor of Clifford S. Ackley

about 1645

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 033 i; Hind 148 i/ii

Dimensions

Platemark: 11.8 x 9 cm (4 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.) Sheet: 12.2 x 9.5 cm (4 13/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2003.113

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