Sleeping Puppy

about 1640
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 158 ii ; Hind 174 iii

Dimensions

Platemark: 3.8 x 8.1 cm (1 1/2 x 3 3/16 in.) Sheet: 4 x 8.3 cm ( 1 9/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1981.397

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

recto lower left corner in brown pen: "WE" of William Esdaile (L.2617), verso in brown pen: "WE D 153 N 86" and blue stamp of D. G. de Arozarena (L. 109)
Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LL in pen and brown ink: WE [mark of William Esdaile, Lugt 2617]
Verso UC in graphite pencil: 28 [in a circle]
Verso LL in graphite pencil: 1220-- ER
Verso LL in graphite pencil: 13--
Verso LC in graphite pencil: 59
Verso LC in graphite pencil: B.158
Verso LR in graphite pencil: 5
Verso LR in graphite pencil: p2
Verso R in graphite pencil: 158 [sideways]
Verso R in graphite pencil: 2e impression [sideways]
Verso R in graphite pencil: very scarce [sideways]
Verso LL stamped in blue-green ink-- mark of Arozarena, Lugt 109
Verso bottom in pen and brown ink: WE D 153 N 80[mark of William Esdaile, Lugt 2617, with Daulby number]

Provenance

William Esdaile (1758-1837, London, Lugt 2617); D. G. Arozarena (active late 1850s and early 1860s, South America and Paris, Lugt 109); probably sold Paris, Clément, 1861; purchased from C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf, by MFA, November 18, 1981.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard