Abraham Francen, Apothecary

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

Abraham Francen, Apothecary

ca. 1657

Etching and drypoint on dark yellow Japan paper

160 x 207 mm. 6 3/8 x 8 1/4 in.

David Tunick, Inc.

New York, NY

212-570-0090

Price upon request

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References: Hollstein 273, fourth state of ten; New Hollstein 301, fourth

state of twelve, with the trees outside the window defined

but before the addition of the crisscross pattern on the

painting’s frame

Watermark: None visible

Provenance: A.P.F. Robert-Dumesnil, his sale, Phillips London (12 April

1836, described as “A superb impression on Indian paper”);

Sotheby’s London (27 June 1985); to

David Tunick, Inc., New York; to

Private collection, U.S.A.

Impression: Brilliant, with burr and carefully wiped with tone, the

yellow of the Japan paper giving an extraordinary warm,

atmospheric feeling, as if late afternoon sun

Condition: Near-perfect, minimal skinning verso where old hinges

removed; virtually no repairs or restoration, narrow margins

outside the platemark all around