Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Christ and the Woman of Samaria: among Ruins’, 1634, Forum Auctions

Without watermark, a fine, rich impression of New Hollstein's second state (of five), with excellent contrasts and without any wear, still with touches of burr on the beard of the left disciple and the garments of the disciples, with thread margins, sheet 124 x 109 mm. (4 7/8 x 4 1/4 in), unframed.

Hind 122; New Hollstein 127 ii/v

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