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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
Christ Preaching ("La Petite Tombe")
Other Titles
Original Language Title: La Petite Tombe
Work Type
c. 1652
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Physical Descriptions
Etching and drypoint with plate tone on warm brown Japanese paper
Etching and drypoint
plate: 15.1 x 20.5 cm (5 15/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
sheet: 16.4 × 21.6 cm (6 7/16 × 8 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: verso, brown ink: J.B. [John Barnard (Lugt 1419)]
  • inscription: lower right corner of margin, brown ink: H
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 3233
  • inscription: verso, various graphite inscriptions: B 67 / Ev Debr 56 / [pound sign] 12.12, [Gray purchase information: from Evans December 1856 for 12 guineas]
John Barnard, (Lugt 1419), auction sale, 1798. The Barnard sale was distinguished for its Rembrandts, especially impressions on Japan such as this.
Evans?, sale to Gray?, 1856. An annotation on the reverse suggests that the print was acquired by Gray from the London dealer Evans in 1856; it is known that many of his best old-master impressions came from Evans at that time.
Francis Calley Gray, purchase from Evans?, 1856, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
"i/ii ("black sleeve" impression)
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 298, Bartsch 67, Hind 256, Rovinski 67
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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Exhibition History

Fine Art for Harvard: The Gray Collection of Engravings, Fogg Art Museum, 09/02/1986 - 11/02/1986

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