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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
Abraham Entertaining the Three Angels
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Etching and drypoint on white antique laid paper
Etching and drypoint
plate: 16 x 13.2 cm (6 5/16 x 5 3/16 in.)
sheet: 16.2 × 13.4 cm (6 3/8 × 5 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left: E. F. [encircled] [E. Faesch, Lugt 846]
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, black ink: Dr. / WA / Pr. [encircled] [Wilhelm August Ackermann, Lugt 791]
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: B29.
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: f220 [illeg.] / An [obscured by stamp] / -
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: B29
  • inscription: verso, bottom center, black ink: E. Faesch
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: [illeg.]
  • inscription: in plate, l.l.: Rembrandt f. 1656.
  • inscription: verso, graphite, along side edge: E.H.G. [Edward Hale Greenleaf; late 19th c. Gray Collection inventory]
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite number: [Gray Collection accession stamp, Lugt 4836] 3223
E. Faesch (L. 846), probably sold; to Dr. Wilhelm August Ackermann (L. 791), Lubeck and Dresden, sold; [through his sale, Dresden, March 29, 1953, lot 610], probably; to Francis Galley Gray, bequest; to William Gray, his nephew, 1856, gift; to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
only state
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 295, Bartsch 29, Hind 286, Rovinski 29
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

Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d'Estampes, website, Fondation Custodia, 2015, under L. 846

Stephanie Schrader, ed., Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India, exh. cat., J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, 2018), pp. 53, 107, 135, repr. p. 107 as plate 32

Exhibition History

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

Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 03/13/2018 - 06/24/2018

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