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Identification and Creation
Object Number
G3272
People
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
Title
Old Man with a Divided Fur Cap
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1640
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/279655
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching and drypoint on white antique laid paper
Technique
Etching and drypoint
Dimensions
plate: 15.2 × 14.1 cm (6 × 5 9/16 in.)
sheet: 15.9 × 14.5 cm (6 1/4 × 5 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, upper left corner: Rembrandt f / 1640
  • watermark: Arms of Amsterdam [Hinterding v. 2, p. 312 assigns this to Arms of Amsterdam B, variant D.zz, with the zz indicating that he has not seen it. Looking at the reproductions, it seems to be B.D-g, v. 3, p. 34, as it has a fleur-de-lys at the base of the crown. No Arms of Amsterdam watermarks appear on Rembrandt etchings earlier than 1656; this would seem to be a late or posthumous impression.]
  • inscription: verso, graphite: E. H. G. [Edward Hale Greenleaf, his mark made during a late 19th-c. inventory of the Gray Collection]
  • collector's mark: verso, faded purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 3272
  • inscription: verso, various graphite inscriptions: B 265. / 17.11.T.i
Provenance
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/ii (after the scratch)
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 182, Bartsch 265, Hollstein 170, Rovinski 265
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G3272
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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