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

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 in the lower margin, otherwise in good condition, framed.
Plate 210 x 161 mm., Sheet 218 x 170 mm.

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Bartsch, Hollstein 83; Hind 280; New Hollstein 286

With Kennedy & Co., New York.

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