Rembrandt, Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Among Ruins, 1634

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Artist: Rembrandt (1606 - 1669)
Title: Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Among Ruins, 1634
Reference: B 71
Medium: Etching and touches of dry point
Image Size: 4 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in (12.1 cm x 10.8 cm)
Sheet Size: 4 13/16 in x 4 3/8 in (12.2 cm x 11.1 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 22 1/2 in x 21 3/4 in (57.2 cm x 55.2 cm )
Edition: According to the New Hollstein Dutch, a State III (of V) impression, Nowell-Usticke intermediate State II (of IV); Biörklund State II (of II); Hind State II (of II), White & Boon State II (of II).
Signature: This work is signed and dated by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden, 1606- Amsterdam, 1669) in the plate in the upper right ‘Rembrandt f.1634’.
Condition: This work is in good vintage condition, with trimmed margins and slight toning characteristic to works of this age.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # W-5425

Rembrandt Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Among Ruins, 1634 is an intriguing account of an old Bible tale from the New Testament. He is shown here with the woman in a fascinating landscape of stone ruins which extend into the background and beyond. They are captured in the midst of burgeoning conversation as she gestures with her hands and Jesus intently listens on.

Created in 1634, this work is signed and dated by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden, 1606- Amsterdam, 1669) in the plate in the upper right ‘Rembrandt f.1634’. A Nowell-Usticke intermediate State II (of IV) impression; White and Boon’s State II (of II); Hind’s State II (of II). This work is stated by Nowell-Usticke to be an uncommon work with approximately 125-225 known impressions (Nowell-Usticke, B 71).

CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ & COA:
Rembrandt Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Among Ruins, 1634  is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final sale of the work):

1. Bartsch. The Illustrated Bartsch Vol. 50. Edited by Stephanie S. Dickey. New York: Abaris Books, 1981. Illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 71.

2. Biörklund, George, Rembrandt’s Etchings: True and False, Stockholm: George Biörklund, 1968. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 34-L.

3. Hind, Arthur. A Catalogue of Rembrandt’s Etchings. New York: Da Capo Press, 1967. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 122.

4. Hinterding, Erik and Rutgers, Jaco. The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engraving and Woodcuts, 1450-1700: Rembrandt Text I 1625-1635 nos. 1-155. Edited by Ger Luijten. Amsterdam: Sound and Vision Publishers, 2013. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 127.

5. Hinterding, Erik and Rutgers, Jaco. The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engraving and Woodcuts, 1450-1700: Rembrandt Plates I 1625-1634 nos. 1-138. Edited by Ger Luijten. Amsterdam: Sound and Vision Publishers, 2013. Illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 127.

6. Mϋnz, Ludwig. Rembrandt’s Etchings: Reproductions of the Whole Original Etched Work, Vol. 1. London: Phaidon Press, 1952. Illustrated as plate no. 225 (another example illustrated).

7. Mϋnz, Ludwig. Rembrandt’s Etchings: Reproductions of the Whole Original Etched Work, Vol.2. London: Phaidon Press, 1952. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 201.

8. Nowell-Eusticke, G.W. Rembrandt’s Etchings. New York: Hacker Art Books, Inc., 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. B 71.

9. White, Christopher & Karel Boon. Rembrandt’s Etchings, Vol. I: Text. Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co.,1969. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. B. 71.

10. White, Christopher & Karel Boon. Rembrandt’s Etchings, Vol. II: Plates. Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co., 1969. Illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. B. 71.

11. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Rembrandt Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Among Ruins, 1634  is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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