Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Self Portrait with Saskia’, 1636, Forum Auctions

Without watermark, a fine early impression of the New Hollstein's second state (of four), before any wear in the shadows beneath the hat and with the light horizontal scratches across Saskia's breast, fine thread margins, sheet 106 x 94 mm. (4 3/16 x 3 3/4 in), unframed.

Hind 144; New Hollstein 158 ii/iv

Albert Aaron Feldmann (1920-1999) [Lugt 4812]

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