In plate LR: Rembr / f 16 [date not clearly legible] Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LC in pen & brown ink: krabbetje Verso LR stamped in black ink-- mark of the Earl of Aylesford (Lugt 58) Verso LR stamped in blue ink-- mark of the Duke D’Arenberg (Lugt 567) Verso LC in graphite pencil: fL [?] 219 / 277 Verso LC in partly erased graphite pencil: IIe etat de la / [col. chalon or crabje FG?] / GB e [this part underlined] / No. 77 CB 74 [?] Verso CL in graphite pencil: [a small cypher rembling a notation of the sqaure root of 2 followed by a dot
Heneage Finch, Fifth Earl of Aylesford (1786-1859, London & Warwickshire, Lugt 58); Samuel Woodburn, London; Dukes D'Arenberg (Brussels and Nordkirchen, Westphalia, Lugt 567); probably sold by Christie's, London, 14 July 1902; William Schab, New York; from whom MFA acquired by exchange, 11 March 1954.
Harvey D. Parker Collection, by exchange
- Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch, 1606–1669
Bartsch 277, ii/iii; Hind 227 ii/iii Gersaint 257; Middleton 161; Münz 71; BB. 47-1
Platemark: 20.9 x 16.8 cm (8 1/4 x 6 5/8 in.) Sheet: 20.9 x 16.9 cm (8 1/4 x 6 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, drypoint, and burnishing on Japanese paper