Project Description

Harmensz van Rijn REMBRANDT (1606-1669) Old Man Seen from Behind, Profile to the Right: Half-Figure, 1641 Etching with touches of drypoint on paper. This study of an old man is typical of Rembrandt's etched work at this time. He was interested in portraying the effects of age, the richness of costume and the drama created by chiaroscuro.
Harmensz van Rijn REMBRANDT (1606-1669) Old Man Seen from Behind, Profile to the Right: Half-Figure, 1641 Etching with touches of drypoint on paper. This study of an old man is typical of Rembrandt's etched work at this time. He was interested in portraying the effects of age, the richness of costume and the drama created by chiaroscuro.

REMBRANDT Etching
Old Man Seen from Behind, Profile to the Right: Half-Figure,
1641

Artist:  REMBRANDT, Harmensz van Rijn, 1606-1669
Title: Old Man Seen from Behind, Profile to the Right: Half-Figure
Date: 1641
Medium: Etching with touches of drypoint on paper
Inscriptions:
Dimensions: 2 ¾ x 1 ¾ in.
Framed dimensions: 18 ¼ x 16 ¾ in.
Inventory Number: 143912398

A possible 17th /early 18th century impression of White and Boon’s third state of four. With margins. New Hollstein’s V state (of VII) where new lines have been added to the upper part of the ear flap. The central fold of the collar continued to the right side of the cord of the ear flap. A few strokes added to the back of the lighter area on the right shoulder. According to Usticke, this impression is very rare and hard to find outside of museum collections.
B. 143; H. 41-C; BB. 31-3C, New Hollstein 33