Signed and dated in plate on the dark panel on the right Rembrandt f. 1641.
A dark and richly printed engraving from the 18th century of the second and last run of Bartsch, the fourth run of six of Usticke, the fourth run of five of New Hollstein. On laid paper.
Printed after the margin on the lower edge of the plate was again burnished in white to simulate the first run by Captain William Baillie in c. 1792.
A rare impression of this engraving and with score assigned of ‘R’ [75-125 impressions existing in 1967]),
Rembrandt refers to the writer’s occupation in the way he is represented.
Anslo holds a book upside down in his right hand, with a screw between his fingers and, with his other hand outstretched in an oratorical gesture, he explains a passage of the Bible.
The addition to the engraving of the framed image that was removed from its nail on the wall had a symbolic purpose, alluding to the Protestant belief that salvation can only be communicated through the word, thus denying the role given to the image by Catholics.
Bibl. Bartsch 271 ii / ii; Hind 187; Biorklund-Barnard 41-I; Usticke 271 iv / vi;
New Hollstein 197 iv / v.
With certificate of authenticity.
- Rembrandt H. van Rijn (1606 - 1669)
- Title of artwork
- “ Cornelis Claesz Anslo, predicatore” 1641
- XVIII sec. Con certificato di autenticità
- Dry tip, Etching
- Plate signed
- In very good condition
- Sold with frame
- Total dimensions
- 185×152×1 mm