The Pancake Woman

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 124, ii/iii; Hind 141


11.5 x 7.8 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint: ink on laid paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




In plate: Rembrandt. f. 1635
Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LR stamped in black ink-- mark of Henri Vever, Lugt 2491bis


Henri Vever (Lugt 2491bis)


By about 1940, Henri Vever (b. 1854 – d. 1943), Paris (Lugt 2491bis) [see note]; until 1998, by descent within the family; June 30, 1998, Henri Vever collection sale, Sotheby’s, London, lot 100. Sold by R. M. Light (dealer), Santa Barbara, to Carolyn Crossett (Mrs. George Rowland) Rowland (b. 1916 – d. 2012), Boston; 2013, bequest of Mrs. George R. Rowland to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 2013)

NOTE: At the time of the German occupation of France, Henri Vever kept his collection of Rembrandt etchings in a Paris bank vault, where they remained until the end of World War II. See François Mautin, “A Remembrance,” in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection, by Glenn D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee (Washington, D.C., 1988), pp. 10-11.

Credit Line

Gift of the Carolyn C. Rowland Trust