The Return of the Prodigal Son

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

The Return of the Prodigal Son


Etching on medium-weight white, laid paper

157 x 137 mm. 6 1/4 x 5 3/8 in.

David Tunick, Inc.

New York, NY


Price upon request

More Information

References: Hollstein 91, only state; New Hollstein 159, first state of

three, before the reworking of the shadows on the stairs and

around the figures

Watermark: None visible

Provenance: A. Zaleski (19th century, Austrian[?]), Lugt 2671;

Private collection, U.S.A.

Impression: Brilliant, early, rich impression, before the worn areas that

appear to the right of the Prodigal’s nose, below his left shin,

and to the right of the father’s sleeve in the dark cross


Condition: Excellent, small margins, some minor disturbances along the

edges, a spot or two of foxing, touched with gray wash below

the top two steps on the right