Lot 155: REMBRANDT VAN RIJN Man in an Arbor.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN
Man in an Arbor.
Etching, 1642. 74x57 mm; 3x2 1/4 inches, narrow to thread margins. Usticke''s only state (e-i), with traces of burr along the horizontal line at the upper part of the plate. A very good, well-inked impression of this extremely scarce etching, with all the details distinct.
We have found fewer than 20 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. According to Usticke, "A very rare plate, possibly a self portrait (RRR-)." Bartsch 257; Biörklund 42-A; Hollstein (White and Boon) 257.