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Identification and Creation
Object Number
G3241
People
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
Etched and engraved basis for the composition by Jan Joris van Vliet, Dutch (c. 1610 - 1670)
Title
The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1633
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/279624
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching and engraving on white antique laid paper
Technique
Etching and engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 53.2 × 40.1 cm (20 15/16 × 15 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, center: Rembrandt. f: cum pryvli. .1633.
  • drawing: verso, lower portion, graphite: The image is a sketch of a landscape with a lake and mountain. It is oriented with its base running along the right side of the verso, below what was obviously a long-standing fold. Apparently the print was mounted in an album, folded back upon itself, and the blank expanse of its verso was used for the drawing.
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 3241
  • inscription: verso, graphite: E. H. G. [Edward Hale Greenleaf; late 19th-c. inventory of the Gray Collection]
  • inscription: verso, on the lower left corner of the paper strip, probably the remains of an old album mount, adhered around all edges: gg [?]
  • watermark: IHP [Hinterding v. 2, p. 153, A.zz., unidentified sub-variant, meaning that he had not seen it. A version of this mark appears on several large plates, notably the first plate of the Descent from the Cross that he dates to 1633-35.]
Provenance
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii/viii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 119, Bartsch 81, Hind 103, Rovinsky 81
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G3241
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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