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Print - The Presentation in the Temple in the dark manner
  • The Presentation in the Temple in the dark manner
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669
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The Presentation in the Temple in the dark manner

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    ca. 1654 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

  • Museum number:

    CAI.650

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case IONIDES, shelf 5, box B

Ionides secured this important print at a Paris sale of Rembrandt etchings in 1882. The impression, which is apparently unique, shows signs of the artist having vigorously scraped the plate to create an area of light at the top right, thereby heightening the drama of the scene.

Date

ca. 1654 (made)

Artist/maker

Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Dimensions

Height: 21.3 cm, Width: 16.9 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by C.A. Ionides, 1900
Purchased by Ionides for £50 at auction, Danlos, Paris, 1882

Descriptive line

Rembrandt van Rijn, etching, The Presentation in the Temple in the dark manner, ca.1654

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bartsch 50, State ?, unique variant

Techniques

Etching

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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