Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, 1606-1669, Old Man with a Divided Fur Cap, 1640
Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Title: Old Man with a Divided Fur Cap, 1640
Medium: Etching with drypoint on laid paper
Signature: Signed and dated upper left in the plate, 'Rembrandt f | 1640' (the e reversed and the 4 in both directions)
Description: New Hollstein's I/II, White and Boon's II/II before the reworkings in mezzotint. Even, clear and transparent impression with small margins. The fur cap is a Polish kutschma, a type of hat that occurs in several drawings by Rembrandt. It has been suggested that the sitter is Nicolaes de Bye.
Reference: Provenance: A. Freiherr von Lanna (1836-1900) Collection, Prague, Lugt 2773; Private Collection, Germany B. 265; H. 265 II; Nowell-Usticke 265 II (of III); New Hollstein 182
Dimensions: 6 x 5 5/8 in.
Inventory Number: 265913988Categories: Mid Level, Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn Tag: Etchings