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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
(Leiden 1606-1669 Amsterdam)

“Male Nude, seated and standing ( Het Rolwagentje)”

etching, complete with good margins; watermark: possibly small cup, yet to be identified
194 x 128 mm
circa 1646
More info

Bartsch 194; Hind 222; Nowell-Usticke 62, third state (of seven);
White-Boon 194, third state (of three)

‘The New Hollstein, 2013, no. 233, fifth state (of VIII) , possibly by Claude-Henri
Watelet, before the horizontals added to the lower part of the mount above the
lower part of his outstretched leg; with vertical lines added to the blank patch on
the seated model’s right shoulder.

In the foreground we see two studies of the same young man: standing and sitting.
In the background of a typical Dutch kitchen with an open fireplace, very lightly
etched, we see a woman teaching a child to walk with the aid of a baby walker.
This print can be seen as a metaphorical exhortation to ‘keep trying’: the child
must learn to walk and the artist must practise constantly to master his art.
It is very rare to have two independent different subjects, except in study-sheets.
In 1646, Rembrandt executed three studies of young males only wearing a loin
cloth (White-Boon 193/194/196).

It could well be that the part with woman and child were in fact Geertje Dircks
and his than 1,5 years old son Titus at home, etched as early as 1643. A few years
later the study of two young boys could have been added onto this very plate.

Provenance

H. Danby Seymour 1820-1877 (Lugt 176);
John Barnard died 1784 (Lugt 1419);
George Hibbert 1757-1837 (Lugt 2849).

Plate in existence – with Nowell-Usticke (1967): C1

Condition

a well balanced and delicate early 18th century impression

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