Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Bust of a man wearing a high cap (the artist's father?)’, Forum Auctions

Circa 1630 but later 18th century impression, without watermark, fourth state (of six), a good impression with light plate tone, platemark 104 x 84 mm. (4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in), tipped at one edge onto buff wove paper with unidentified collector's number, '299 D', in brown ink, unframed.

Hind 1923 22; New Hollstein 57 iv/vi

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