Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, ‘The Little Jewish Bride’, 1638, David Tunick, Inc.

Inscriptions: Signed and dated in the plate top right,
“Rembrandt 1638” (in reverse)

Hind 154; Hollstein 342, only state;
New Hollstein 169, only state

Viscount Downe (1903-1965), L. 719a;
Sotheby’s London, 7 December 1972,
Viscount Downe sale, lot 214; to
David Tunick, Inc., New York; 1978 to
Private collection, New York

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