Truly a magnificent engraving. The light is impressive. The old Simeon carries the baby Jesus in his arms in the temple. And proclaims the "Hymn of Simeon."
Around 1654, Rembrandt depicted four events from the life of Christ in the same format, with special attention to light. On this first of the series, the old Simeon is standing in the temple with the newborn Jesus in his arms. He realizes that the baby is the long-awaited savior. Rembrandt left a thin layer of ink on the print (plate tone), so that the scene emerges from a mysterious semi-darkness.
Nice print on hand-made paper.
Photogravure, XIXth century.
Dimensions of the total sheet: approx. 45 x 32.5 cm.
Dimensions of the engraving itself: about 20.3 x 15.5 cm.
Very fine copy.
Will be sent by registered mail.
- Naar Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669) (Naar)
- Title of artwork
- De presentatie van Jezus in de tempel (De Lofzang van Simeon)
- Ca. 1654
- Heliogravure, XIXè century.
- Not signed
- In very good condition
- Sold with frame