Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Old Man with Divided Fur Cap’, 1640, Forum Auctions

With partial watermark of Strasbourg Lily with initials '4WR' [probably Hinterding's A-e-b], a very fine, early impression of New Hollstein's first state (of two), before the slipped stroke, with strong burr on the horizontal lines in the bottom left corner and on the vertical lines in the bottom right, trimmed to or on the platemarks, sheet 150 x 138 mm. (5 7/8 x 5 7/16), unframed.

Hind 170; New Hollstein 182 i/ii

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