Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Abraham's Sacrifice’, 1655, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Signature: Signed and dated in the plate lower right Rembrandt f. 1655.

Holm Bevers, Peter Schatborn, Barbara Welzel, Rembrandt: The Master & his Workshop, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1991, pp. 278-280, no. 39 (ill.);

Christopher White, Rembrandt as an Etcher: A Study of the Artist at Work, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1999, pp. 104-105, no. 130 (ill.);

Erik Hinterding, Ger Luijten, Martin Royalton-Kisch, Rembrandt the Printmaker, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago & Lonson, 2000, pp. 313-315, no. 77 (ill.);

The Gospel According to Rembrandt, The University of San Diego, Founders Gallery, 2004, pp. 18-19, fig. 13 (ill.).

About Rembrandt van Rijn

A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

Dutch, 1606-1669, Leiden, Netherlands, based in Amsterdam and Leiden, Holland