FAUST (B., HOLL. 270; H. 260; BB. 52-4)

Lot Number 38
Author REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN 1606-1669
Title FAUST (B., HOLL. 270; H. 260; BB. 52-4)
Year Published 1652
Place Printed
Printed By
Description Etching with drypoint and engraving, circa 1652, a very fine, atmospheric impression of the first state (of three), printing with burr, on japan paper Plate: 210 by 160mm; 8¼ by 6¼in Sheet: 212 by 163mm; 8 3/8 by 6 3/8 in
Comments The bold design and mysterious subject matter makes Faust one of the highlights of Rembrandt's printed works. This impression is printed with burr on Faust's cloak and right sleeve, skull and curtain at left. The plate is wiped cleanly, rendering clarity in the left background.
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Provenance Ex coll. Alfred Morrison (L. 144)
Estimated Price GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00
( USD 50,400.00 - 84,000.00 )
Actual Price GBP 312,750.00 ( USD 500,400.00 )

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AUCTION DETAILS

Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints
Sale Number #L12160
Auction Date March 29, 2012 - March 29, 2012
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