Excellent copy engraved on laid paper with watermark, it can be dated to the late 17th century - early 18th century, preserved in very good condition.
One of the most intriguing engravings by the great Dutch artist, who tries his hand at the classic theme of the artist portraying the model.
We don’t know why Rembrandt decided not to complete the work, but this certainly adds charm and mystery to the invention, as well as providing an exceptional document on the artist’s way of working.
In fact, the quick lines that outlined the figures and objects are clearly visible. Moreover, they are completely pertinent to the rapid lines that distinguish most of the master’s pen drawings.
This is the last variant before the deterioration of the slab, which will only produce rather poor copies.
In the second state instead the slab will be heavily re-elaborated substantially distorting the lines made by the artist
Bibl: New Hollstein Dutch 176
Hollstein Dutch 192
Work with certificate of authenticity.
- Rembrandt H. van Rijn (1606 - 1669)
- Title of artwork
- " L'artista che disegna dalla modella" 1639 primo stato
- XVIII sec. con certificato d'autenticità
- burin, Engraving
- Not signed
- In good condition
- Sold with frame
- Total dimensions
- 230×182×1 mm