Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Joseph telling his Dreams’, 1638, Christie's
Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Joseph telling his Dreams’, 1638, Christie's

Without watermark, a very good impression of the third state (of six), with narrow margins, a short tear at upper right, some thin spots, a couple of tiny nicks at the left sheet edge; with The Adoration of the Shepherds with the Lamp, etching, circa 1654, on laid paper, without watermark, third, final state, trimmed to the subject or with thread margins in places, the upper right corner made-up, two tiny nicks at the left sheet edge, a couple of small stains; generally in good condition.
Plate 110 x 83 mm., Sheet 112 x 86 mm. (B. 37)
Plate 105 x 129 mm., Sheet 105 x 130 mm. (B. 45)

Bartsch, Hollstein 37 & 45; Hind 160 & 273; New Hollstein 167 & 279

Hippolyte Dreux (1800-1884), Paris (Lugt 1303). (B. 37)
Unidentified collector's inscription Huber in pencil verso. (B. 45)
Reverend Canon Edward Harding Firth (1863-1936), Winchester (without mark and not in Lugt); then by descent to the present owner. (B. 37 & 45)

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