Rembrandt, The Pancake Woman, c. 1635
|Artist:||Rembrandt (1606 - 1669)|
|Title:||The Pancake Woman, c. 1635|
|Reference:||B.124, H. 141, BB. 35-I, M. 264|
|Medium:||Etching on laid paper|
|Image:||4 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in (10.7 cm x 7.9 cm)|
|Sheet:||4 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in (10.7 cm x 7.9 cm)|
|Framed:||20 1/2 in x 19 in (52 cm x 48.2 cm)|
|Edition:||A Nowell-Usticke State V (of VI) impression; Biörklund State V (of V); White & Boon State III (of III); Hind State VI (of VI).|
|Signature:||This work is signed by Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt (Leiden, 1606 - Amsterdam,1669) in the plate along the bottom center margin, 'Rembrandt f 1635.'|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
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Rembrandt The Pancake Woman, c 1635 is a fascinating glimpse into everyday Dutch life shown here with our Pancake Woman, hard at work preparing food for the crowd that surrounds her. She appears diligent and tired; her posture and expression are evident of these characteristics, which Rembrandt cleverly translates through his etched detail and shading technique. Children scurry around her feet as onlookers eagerly hover over her shoulders. The pancake woman hunches over, frowning in concentration. Rembrandt clearly highlights her as the subject of this work, adding an immense amount of detail to her appearance so that she appears to pop out from the crowd around her. His mastery at conveying mood and expression clearly shines through in this work, as we get a clear sense of the pancake woman's sense of both duty and exhaustion as she serves those around her.
Created in 1635, this beautiful work is signed and dated in the plate by Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt (Leiden, 1606 - Amsterdam, 1669) along the bottom center margin. According to Nowell-Usticke, this piece is a State V (of VI) impression; Biörklund State V (of V); White & Boon State III (of III); Hind State VI (of VI).
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work):
1. Bartsch. The Illustrated Bartsch Vol. 50. Edited by Stephanie S. Dickey. New York: Abaris Books, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 124.
2. Biörklund, George. Rembrandt's Etchings: True and False. Stockholm: Esselte, 1968. Listed and illustrated as cat. no. BB. 35-I on pg. 68.
3. Hind, Arthur. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. London: Methuen and Co. Ltd, 1923. Listed on pg. 78 as cat. no. 141; illustrated as cat. no. 141.
4. Nowell-Usticke, G.W. Rembrandt's Etchings. New York: Hacker Art Books, 1988. Listed and illustrated as B 124.
5. White, Christopher & Karel Boon. Rembrandt's Etchings, Vol. I: Text. Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co, 1969. Listed as cat. no. B 124.
6. White, Christopher & Karel Boon. Rembrandt's Etchings, Vol. II: Plates. Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co, 1969. Illustrated as cat. no. B 124.
7. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.