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Rembrandt van Rijn etching Jacob and Laban Rembrandt van Rijn original etching "Jacob and Laban"

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Bartsch 118 ii/ii. Jacob and Laban is also known as Three Oriental Figures. Executed in 1641, this impression on watermarked laid paper is from the 1868 Hamerton edition. Plate size: 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (144 x 114 mm). Sheet size: 9 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches (250 x 170 mm). Signed and dated in the plate.

Condition: previously framed. There is some discoloration to the paper, creasing in the margin and a small tear in the margin near the right edge of the sheet (not affecting the etching itself). On the back are penciled annotations from a previous owner and the remains of old tape mounts.

This etching was removed from the rare first volume of P. G. Hamerton's "Etching and Etchers", printed in London in 1868 (later volumes were published but only the 1868 volume contained the Rembrandt etching, in addition to original etchings by other European artists. Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834-1894) was a British artist, scholar and art critic, and he wanted to provide collectors with an original Rembrandt etching.

By the mid-nineteenth century, most of the original Rembrandt copper etching plates still in existence were in poor condition because only a limited number of impressions can be pulled from a copper plate before it becomes worn down from overprinting. Hamerton was a perfectionist, and he searched for an original Rembrandt etching copper plate that could be printed from with quality results. Thus we have the 1868 edition of Jacob and Laban, printed from Rembrandt's original plate.

$1,500.00
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Rembrandt van Rijn (after) "Beggars Receiving Alms" etching Rembrandt van Rijn (after) "Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House" etching

Medium: etching (after Rembrandt). This is not an original Rembrandt etching, but is a good copy (by artist unknown) etched after Rembrandt. This impression on laid paper was printed in Paris by L. Eudes for the Gazette des Beaux-Arts; the image measures 6 1/2 x 5 inches (165 x 128 mm). With original Rembrandt etchings bringing very high prices, faithful copies such as this have become quite collectible.

$250.00
Rembrandt van Rijn (after) Portrait of an Old Lady Rembrandt van Rijn (after) "Portrait of an Old Lady" etching in two states

Medium: etching (etched by Paul Rajon after Rembrandt). This sale includes two different states of the same etching. Printed on heavy cream wove paper, from the Sylvester R. Koehler portfolio of etchings, published in 1885 by Cassell & Company. Plate size: 7 1/4 x 6 inches (190 x 151 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is foxing in the margins.

$200.00
Rembrandt van Rijn (after) "The Artist's Mother" etching Rembrandt van Rijn (after) "The Artist's Mother" etching

Medium: etching (after Rembrandt). This is not an original Rembrandt etching, but is a good copy (by artist unknown) etched after Rembrandt. This is a late 19th Century impression on Arches laid paper; the plate measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches (87 x 81 mm). With original Rembrandt etchings bringing very high prices, faithful copies such as this have become quite collectible.

$200.00
Rembrandt van Rijn (after) "A Stout Man in a large Cloak" etching Rembrandt van Rijn (after) "A Stout Man in a large Cloak" etching

Medium: etching (after Rembrandt). This is not an original Rembrandt etching, but is a good copy (by artist unknown) etched after Rembrandt. This is a late 19th Century impression on Arches laid paper; the plate measures 4 5/8 x 3 1/4 inches (122 x 80 mm). With original Rembrandt etchings bringing very high prices, faithful copies such as this have become quite collectible.

$200.00