Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, ‘Bust of an Old Man with a Fur Cap and Flowing Beard, Nearly Full Face, Eyes  Direct’, 1631, Roshkowska Galleries
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, ‘Bust of an Old Man with a Fur Cap and Flowing Beard, Nearly Full Face, Eyes  Direct’, 1631, Roshkowska Galleries

Etching printed on rib paper. Excellent condition.

Publisher: printed by Rembrandt

references: Bartsch 312; Hind 49; Hollstein 312 II/II

About Rembrandt Harmensz. 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