David in Prayer

Print
1652 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
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', 3rd 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
  • Sheet height: 15.4cm
  • Sheet width: 10.7cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
Rembrandt f.1652 (Signed and dated)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Chauncey Hare Townshend
Object history
Bequeathed by Chauncey Hare Townshend
Subjects depicted
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).
  • Taken from Register of Engravings 1868-1869, 23200 to 33884 Townshend Bequest
Collection
Accession Number
23269

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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