Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘The Goldsmith’, 1655, Forum Auctions

Without watermark, a very fine impression of the first state (of two), with touches of burr on the left eye and the area to the right of the goldsmith, trimmed to the platemarks, with light grey ink to borderline at the right, sheet 78 x 56 mm. (3 1/16 x 2 1/4 in), unframed.

Hind 285; New Hollstein 289 i/ii

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