Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Bust of an Old Bearded Man, Looking Down, Three Quarters Right
1631

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Original etching printed in black ink on laid paper bearing a portion of a Strasbourg Lily watermark (Ash/Fletcher 36)

Signed in the plate with the artist’s monogram lower right RHL (faint).

A fine 17th century/lifetime impression of Bartsch and New Hollstein’s third and final state, Usticke’s second state of three, of this very rare etching (characterized by G.W. Nowell-Usticke in his 1967 catalogue Rembrandt’s Etchings: States and Values as “a very scarce, good looking head”, and assigned his scarcity rating of “RR-” [approximately 50 - 75 impressions extant in that year]), printed after the right edge of the plate was trimmed down eliminating the date following the monogram in the previous state in the process, but before the addition of the extra vertical shading to the shoulder.

Catalog: Bartsch 260 iii/iii; Hind 47; Biorklund-Barnard 31-E; Usticke 260 ii/iii; New Hollstein 84 iii/iii.
Details
Artist
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669, Dutch)
Creation Year
1631
Medium
Etching
Movement & Style
Old Masters
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
4.25 in. H x 3.75 in. W
Dealer Location
San Francisco, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU911804923
About The Seller
Address
Christopher Clark Fine Art
377 Geary St.
San Francisco CA 94102
US
(415) 851-9178
1stdibs Gallery since 2011 Located in San Francisco, CA