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The second Oriental Head

  • Object:

    print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1770 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, John (print-makers)
    Smith, George (print-makers)
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)
    Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Museum number:

    E.4997-1903

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 93, shelf B, box 121

Physical description

Etching depicting the head and shoulders of a man wearing a fur cap and coat, left side profile

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1770 (published)

Artist/maker

Smith, John (print-makers)
Smith, George (print-makers)
Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)
Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Marks and inscriptions

'Rembrandt geretuckert'
Signed in reverse

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 cm print cut to, Width: 12.4 cm print cut to, Height: 37 cm volume, Width: 29.5 cm volume

Descriptive line

Etching by George and John Smith of Chichester, 'The second Oriental Head', copy in reverse, after a work by Rembrandt, from a volume comprising a collection of etchings and engravings by George and John Smith of Chichester, London, 1770

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

Taken from V&A Internal Catalogue
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).
Taken from Register of Engravings 1902-1904

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Coats; Fur fabric; Man's head; Caps (headgear)

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Copies

Production Type

Copy

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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