David in Prayer

Print
1652 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Etching and drypoint depicting a man on his knees at a four-poster bed, praying. A harp lies on the floor in the foreground. A dog lies at his feet and next to the bed is a footstool with a large book on it.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching and some drypoint
Brief Description
Etching and drypoint by Rembrandt van Rijn, 'David in Prayer', 1st state. Amsterdam, 1652.
Physical Description
Etching and drypoint depicting a man on his knees at a four-poster bed, praying. A harp lies on the floor in the foreground. A dog lies at his feet and next to the bed is a footstool with a large book on it.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.3cm
  • Width: 9.3cm
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides
Object history
Bequeathed by C.A. Ionides, 1900.
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
Bibliographic References
  • Taken from V&A Internal Catalogue
  • Bartsch, Adam von. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt (Vienna, 1797). B.41.
  • White, Christopher and Boon, Karel G. Rembrandt's Etchings: An Illustrated Critical Catalogue in Two Volumes, I. Text. (Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co; London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1969).
  • Hind, Arthur M. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. (London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1923), p. 107.
  • Hollstein, F. W. H. (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich), 1888-1957. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. (Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger, 1949-), vol. 18-19.
  • Blanc, Charles, L'œuvre complet de Rembrandt, décrit et commenté, (Paris, 1859-61).
  • Biörklund George. Rembrandt's Etchings, True and False: A Summary Catalogue in a Distinctive Chronological Order and Completely Illustrated , (Stockholm, London & Paris, 1955) (2nd ed. 1968).
Collection
Accession Number
CAI.663

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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