Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Bust of a Man Wearing a High Fur Hat [the Artist’s Father?]’, circa 1630, Forum Auctions

Without watermark, fourth state (of six), a well inked later impression with rich plate tone, platemark 104 x 84 mm. (4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in), 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