The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight

1654
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 083 only state; Hind 280 i/i

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.) Sheet: 23 x 18 cm (9 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2003.115

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Signed and dated in plate: Rembrandt . f 1654 (the 'a' in reverse)

Markings

Verso upper left, in graphite pencil: 3 [? somewhat illegible]
Verso lower center, in graphite pencil: B. 83

Provenance

C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf, catalogue 69 (1978), no. 43; Joseph R. Ritman (The Netherlands); Sotheby's and Artemis (New York and London, Ritman Catalogue no. 48); 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