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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
The Three Trees
Work Type
Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Etching, engraving, and drypoint on white antique laid paper
Etching, engraving and drypoint
image: 20.5 × 27.7 cm (8 1/16 × 10 7/8 in.)
mounting sheet: 27.4 × 35 cm (10 13/16 × 13 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, black ink stamp: Dr. / WA [linked] / Pr. [within a circular border; Wilhelm August Ackermann (Lugt 791)]
  • inscription: on secondary sheet, lower margin, graphite: Bartsch.212 (Cl 209) Ack.s. 698
  • inscription: verso, secondary sheet, upper center, graphite: Nr. 2380.
  • inscription: verso, secondary sheet, graphite: 89-h [?]
  • inscription: verso, graphite: E. H. G. [Edward Hale Greenleaf; late 19th-c. inventory of the Gray Collection]
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 3264
W. Ackermann.
W. Ackerman.
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
only state
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 214, Bartsch 212, Hind 205, Rovinski 212
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Emma Chambers, An Indolent and Blundering Art?: The Etching Revival and the Redefinition of Etching in England, 1838-1892, Ashgate Publishing (Aldershot, England, 1999), repr. as fig. 1.4 on p. 28 [not Harvard impression; related bibliography]

Ivan Gaskell, Rembrandt and the Aesthetics of Technique, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), checklist

Exhibition History

Rembrandt: A Selection of his Works, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 10/18/1984 - 12/11/1984

Rembrandt and the Aesthetics of Technique, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 09/09/2006 - 12/10/2006

Rembrandt Prints & Drawings, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, 11/05/2008 - 12/14/2008

32Q: 2300 Dutch & Flemish, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/09/2016 - 03/09/2017

Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2022 - 08/14/2022

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