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Identification and Creation
Object Number
G3285
People
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
Title
The First Oriental Head
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Rembrandt's Father (?)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1635
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/279260
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching with plate tone on white antique laid paper
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 15 × 12.4 cm (5 7/8 × 4 7/8 in.)
sheet: 16.1 × 13.1 cm (6 5/16 × 5 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 3285
  • inscription: verso, graphite: E. H. G. [Edward Hale Greenleaf; late 19th-c. Gray Collection inventory]
  • inscription: verso, various graphite inscriptions: 266 / [pound sign?]2100 / B.286 / Ack 751i
  • watermark: Strasbourg lily [Hinterding v. 2, p. 210, E.c. Hinterding mistakenly gives the acc. no. G3286 for this print. He dates, p. 356, an impresssion of this print with the watermark Strasbourg lily E.a. to c. 1635, which would accord with the quality of the Fogg impression.]
  • inscription: in plate, upper center: Rembrandt. geretuc-. / 1635
  • collector's mark: verso, black stamp: Dr. / WA [linked] / Pr. [within a circular border; Wilhelm August Ackermann (Lugt 791)]
Provenance
W. Ackermann.
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii/v
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 149, Bartsch 286, Hind 131, Rovinski 286
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G3285
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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