Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Jan Lutma, Goldsmith’, 1656, Christie's

PROPERTY FROM THE ACHENBACH FOUNDATION FOR GRAPHIC ARTS SOLD TO BENEFIT FUTURE ACQUISITIONS

Without watermark, a good but slightly later impression of the second/ third state (of five), showing some wear, with touches of graphite, with 7 - 10 mm. margins, in very good condition.
P. 195 x 149 mm., S. 213 x 161 mm.

From the Catalogue:
It appears that New Hollstein's second and third states are indeed identical and that the inscription underneath the window and the barely legible one in the densely worked area at lower right were in fact engraved at the same time. What we do know with certainty is that François Lutma's address at lower right had been added in Rembrandt's lifetime, since he outlived François by five years.
—Courtesy of Christie's

Bartsch, Hollstein 276; Hind 290; New Hollstein 293

Achenbach Foundation of Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de-accessioned in 2012.

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