da Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669) - "La presentazione al Tempio"

Description
da Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669) - "La presentazione al Tempio"
Engraving - Not signed - XVIII sec. orig. 1652-1656

On laid paper with watermark, trimmed just beyond the framing, in excellent condition, only with signs of glueing at the corners, visible at the back (see photos).
Beautiful copy by an anonymous 18th century engraver, slightly smaller (approx 0.5 cm) than the original. Undated and unsigned.
Around 1654 Rembrandt described four events in Christ's life, paying special attention to the light.
In this first print of the series, the old Simeon is depicted holding the newborn Jesus in the temple, realizing that the child is the long-awaited Savior.
Rembrandt brings out the scene from a mysterious semi-darkness.

For the original, New Hollstein Dutch 285-1(1); Bartsch 50-1(1); Hollstein Dutch 50-1(1).

Lot details
Artist
da Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669)
Title of artwork
"La presentazione al Tempio"
Year
XVIII sec. orig. 1652-1656
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
205×156 mm
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