Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘The Baptism of the Eunuch’, 1641, Forum Auctions

With watermark of the Arms of Amsterdam [Hinterding's B-a-b], a fine, early impression of New Hollstein's second-third state (of four), before the + in the bottom left corner but with the accidental scratch behind St. Philip's head, with light vertical scratches at the bottom left center and to the right of the parasol and with the cloud of close vertical lines/plate tone to the right of St. Philip's elbow, thread and narrow margins, sheet 183 x 215 mm. (7 3/16 x 8 1/2 in), unframed.

Hind 182; New Hollstein 186 ii/iii-iv

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