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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)
    1848 (engraved)
    1606-1669 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lefman, Ferdinand (engraver)
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)
    Musée du Louvre, Paris (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from the Louvre Museum

  • Museum number:

    E.5506-1958

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf H, box 76

Physical description

Etching of a seated man reading a book.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)
1848 (engraved)
1606-1669 (made)

Artist/maker

Lefman, Ferdinand (engraver)
Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)
Musée du Louvre, Paris (printer)

Materials and Techniques

etching

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm, Width: 16 cm

Object history note

The copperplates are preserved in the Chalcographie du Louvre, Paris. The National Art Library purchased 4327 prints from the Chalcographie in 1855, which have since been transferred to the Department of Prints and Drawings.

This engraving may be based on a drawing now in the Louvre, with inventory number 22890.

Descriptive line

Etching of a man reading a book, Ferdinand Lefman after Rembrandt, France, ca. 1855

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
Catalogue des Planches Gravées Composant le Fonds de la Calcographie et dont les Épreuves se Vendent dans cet Etablissement au Musée National du Louvre, Paris: Vinchon, 1851

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Reading; Man; Book

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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