Abraham and Isaac

1645
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 034 i; Hind 214 first state prior to that known by White & Boon

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.7 x 13.3 cm (6 3/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Sheet: 15.9 x 13.3 cm (6 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2003.114

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Signed and dated in plate: Rembrant. 1645.

Markings

Verso lower center, stamped in black ink -- mark of Charles C. Cunningham, Jr. (not in Lugt)
Verso lower left, stamped in black ink -- mark of John Webster (Lugt 1554)
Verso lower right, ink pen and brown ink -- mark of John Webster (Lugt 1555)
Verso lower left, in graphite pencil: 38
Verso lower left, in graphite pencil: 130 [crossed out]
Verso lower left, in graphite pencil: 340-4-
Verso lower center, in graphite pencil: GN 32
Verso lower right, in graphite pencil: 2-12-0

Provenance

William Beckford (according to the Webster catalogue; Beckford collection dispersed about 1840); John Webster (1810-1891, Aberdeen, Lugt 1554, 1555); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 May 1889, lot 24; Captain Gordon Nowell-Usticke; his sale, New York, Parke-Bernet, 30 April-1 May 1968, lot 217; Charles C. Cunningham, Jr. (not in Lugt, Brookline, MA); British Rail Pension Fund; its sale, London, Sotheby's, 29 June 1987, lot 63, £132,000; C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf; Joseph R. Ritman (The Netherlands); Sotheby's and Artemis (New York and London, Ritman Catalogue no. 9); from whom purchased by Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA, 1999; by whom given to MFA, 26 March 2003.

Credit Line

Gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo in honor of Clifford S. Ackley