Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight’, 1654, Christie's
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The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight, 1654

Etching and drypoint on laid paper
8 3/5 × 6 7/10 in
21.8 × 17 cm
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Without watermark, a good, slightly later impression, New Hollstein's third state (of four), …

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Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606–1669
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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.

Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight’, 1654, Christie's
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Without watermark, a good, slightly later impression, New Hollstein's third state (of four), with margins, inconspicuous printer’s creases in the upper part of the subject, the tip of the lower right sheet corner made up, a short section of the lower right margin supported on the reverse, an old pencil inscription …

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Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606–1669
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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.

The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight, 1654

Etching and drypoint on laid paper
8 3/5 × 6 7/10 in
21.8 × 17 cm
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