Six's Bridge

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 208 iii; Hind 209 iii/iii

Dimensions

Platemark: 13 x 22.7 cm (5 1/8 x 8 15/16 in.) Sheet: 16.3 x 26 cm (6 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2003.116

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

signed and dated in plate: Rembrandt f.1645

Markings

Recto lower left, stamped in brown-black ink -- mark of Christian Josi, Lugt 573
Recto lower left in graphited pencil: B. 208
Verso left, stamped in black ink -- mark of John Webster, Lugt 1554
Verso left, stamped in black ink -- mark of Paul Davidsohn, Lugt 654
Verso left, stamped in black ink -- mark of Felix Somary, not in Lugt
Verso lower center in graphite pencil -- B. 208
Verso lower center in pen and brown ink -- mark of John Webster, Lugt 1555

Provenance

Christian Josi (b. before 1765 - d. 1828), Amsterdam and London (Lugt 573); March 18, 1829 and following days, posthumous Josi sale, Christie's, London, lot 79, sold for £10 to Chevalier Ignace-Joseph de Claussin (b. 1766 - d. 1844), Paris and London (cf. Lugt 485). John Webster (b. 1810 - d. 1891) Aberdeen (Lugt 1554-5); May 9, 1889, Webster sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 94, sold for £23 to Danlos. Paul Davidsohn (b. 1839), London and Berlin (Lugt 654); April 26-29, 1921, Davidsohn sale, Boerner, Leipzig, lot 174, sold for M 62,000. May 25-27, 1925, anonymous sale, Boerner, Leipzig, lot 1143, sold for M 7,600 to Gilhofer and Ranschburg for Felix Somary (b. 1881 - d. 1956; not in Lugt), Vienna, Zurich, and Washington, DC. 1985, Artemis and N. G. Stogdon (dealers; cat. no. 32). 1999, Joseph R. Ritman, The Netherlands; 1999, sold from the Ritman collection through Sotheby's and Artemis, New York and London (Ritman cat. no. 93) to Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA; 2003, gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 26, 2003)

Credit Line

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