Rembrandt Harnenszoon Van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669). Etching and drypoint on laid paper titled "The Death of the Virgin" depicting the dormition of the Virgin Mary as the heavens sweep down to her body, surrounded by loved ones and holy figures, 1639. Third state printing. With a figure of fortune watermark.
Literature: Bartsch 99; White & Boon 99.
Sheet; height: 16 1/2 in x width: 13 in. Mat; height: 20 in x width: 16 in.
No major rips, creases, or restorations. The sheet is toned. There is foxing throughout, visible in the lot listing. Some wear along the edges including a few minute losses along the upper left corner. There is an area of light skimming to the surface along the upper right corner. The sheet is hinged to the matboard backing with three pieces of clear tape along the verso: one along the upper right corner, the upper left corner, and the upper center. A few light areas of handling marks. A watermark is visible under direct light. The work is housed between two matboards. Not framed.
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