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Christ and the Woman of Samaria: Arched

Item Code: RVR-57-B-sp
Etching, drypoint
Cat Rais No
BB57 - B (III) (B 70)
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Height (cm)
Date of Work
Base price $5,871
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The States: I: Plate 205 x 160 mm with a broad blank strip above. Signed and dated Rembrandt. II: Plate reduced to 125 x 160 mm (according to Hollstein) was used for the etching of 58 - D (H 298, B - 200). III: The shadow thrown by the woman on the wall has been burnished out. Signed and dated Rembrandt. Modern: Basan (No rework in earlier editions of Recueil).
Rembrandt PortraitBorn in Leiden in 1606, Rembrandt was to become the most important artist of the Dutch Golden Age. His unparalleled skills and achievements as an etcher have made him a continuous source of inspiration to scholars and collectors alike, as well as a profound influence on many later artists, including Goya, Whistler and Picasso.

The technical mastery and inventiveness with which Rembrandt made his 300 or so etchings was already recognised in his lifetime and his prints were widely sought after. Baldinucci, the famous Florentine biographer, praised Rembrandt’s ‘highly bizarre technique, which he invented for etching and which was his alone, being neither used by others or seen elsewhere’ (1686). Rembrandt died in 1669.
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