The Presentation in the Temple

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 049; Hind 162 ii


Platemark: 21.2 x 29 cm (8 3/8 x 11 7/16 in.) Sheet: 22.2 x 30.3 cm (8 3/4 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso upper center in pen and brown ink: J.B. (This is the collector's mark of John Barnard. It is obscured by another pen and ink mark, probably Gibbs.)
Verso lower left in graphite pencil: 15
Verso center in graphite pencil: 2d imp
Verso lower center in graphite pencil (encircled): 405
Verso lower right in graphite pencil: (B.49) 3 20
Recto lower right in graphite pencil: V (this may be a mark associated with Henri Vever who is said to have owned this print.)


John Barnard (died 1784, London, Lugt 1419); probably John Gibbs (mid-19th century, London, cf. Lugt 1081 and 1125); Henri Vever (1854-1943, Paris, cf. Lugt 1381a, 1381b, 2491bis, and 2491ter); appeared Sotheby's London, Summer 1998 [?], as part of a mixed lot but withdrawn; Sotheby's London, December 11, 1998, lot 75; Artemis/Boerner (New York and London); purchased by MFA, March 2001.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard