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2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 6, 2024 09:00AM EDT
Lot 116

Rembrandt Etching, Old Bearded Man in a High Fur Cap, with Eyes Closed

Estimate: $2,200 - $2,800

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Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) etching depicting a bust-length portrait or tronie of an old man with a long beard and fur cap with eyes closed. Signed and with additional backwards "R" in plate, upper left, with partial Arms of Amsterdam watermark. Inscribed "A" in brown ink en verso, likely an unidentified collector's mark. Additionally inscribed "130" and "12-15," in pencil to verso. New Hollstein's second state of four; Usticke’s second state of five. Sheet: 5" H x 4 1/2" W. Plate: 4 7/16" H x 4 1/16" W. Ref: Bartsch, Hollstein (White and Boon), 290; Hind 130; Biorklund 35-3; New Hollstein 148.

PROVENANCE: By descent in the Acklen family of Belmont Mansion, Nashville, likely acquired 4th quarter 19th century. 


A richly-inked, early impression with strong contrasts. With distinct vertical wiping scratches in upper left. Scattered, negligible points of foxing. Faint, 1" L partial dog-ear crease to upper right corner. 

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By descent in the Acklen family of Belmont Mansion, Nashville, likely acquired 4th quarter 19th century.