Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Adam and Eve’, 1638, Christie's

Without watermark, a good impression of New Hollstein’s second, final state, printing with little wear in the densely worked areas and with touches of burr around Eve’s eyes, with thread margins, trimmed on the platemark in places, the sheet backed with another sheet of laid paper, a made-up paper loss at the upper left corner, some short tears and other minor defects.
Plate 162 x 116 mm., Sheet 165 x 119 mm.

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Bartsch, Hollstein 28; Hind 159; New Hollstein 168

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