Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Self-Portrait in a Cap and Scarf with the Face dark: Bust’, 1633, Christie's

Without watermark, a good impression of the second state (of five), the face printing very darkly and evenly but beginning to show some wear in the cap, trimmed inside the platemark, with skilfully made-up paper losses on all sides, with touches of pen and ink in places, the borderline penned in, framed.
Sheet 135 x 104 mm.

Bartsch, Hollstein 17; Hind 108; New Hollstein 120

Hermann Weber (1817-1854), Bonn, Germany (Lugt 1383); probably his sale, Weigel, Leipzig, 28 April 1856, lot 25 (6-2 Rth).
Unidentified collector's mark FH in orange ink verso (not in Lugt).
With Colnaghi, London, their stock number C. 286641 verso.

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