Rembrandt Harnenszoon Van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669). Etching on paper titled "Christ and the Woman of Samaria" depicting the biblical passage John 4:5-30 in which Christ interacts with a Samaritan woman. Signed in plate just above the lip of the well along Christ's torso. Fourth state printing in which Christ's face has been slightly reworked.
Literature: Hollstein, B.70 III, pgs. 36 (text), 57 (plate); New Hollstein, plate 302 IV, pgs. 281 (text), 181 (plate).
Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, July 10th, 1978; Private collection, Minnesota.
Unframed; height: 5 in x width: 6 in. Framed; height: 18 in x width: 20 in.
The print is free from tears, losses, major creases, or apparent restorations. There is a slight undulation to the sheet. The sheet is slightly toned. Some wear to the verso that does not affect the recto. Some pencil inscriptions along the verso. The sheet is hinged along the top right and left margin. Framed under glass; some wear to the frame including some minor losses and separation of the joints.
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