Etching after Rembrandt by Amand-Durand, c. 1865
By the middle of the nineteenth century the original copper plates produced by Rembrandt were worn or had been re-worked. Charles Amand-Durand (1831-1905) took it upon himself to recreate over 300 copper plates using a range of techniques including etching and drypoint and they were then hand-pulled using traditional methods on to a variety of handmade papers. The prints were so good that they were often confused with genuine Rembrandt life time impressions. At the request of the Louvre Museum, Amand-Durand’s stamp verso was introduced in order to try and prevent this confusion from happening. The stamp is in the form of a red collectors mark made up of his initials - see Lugt Stamp Catalogue, number LUGT 2934.
Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn 1606-1669.
Title: The Barrel-organ player. Etching and drypoint.
Date: Original c. 1631. This etching c. 1865
Size: Image: 65 x 55 mm. Sheet: 480 x 325 mm. Presented in a museum quality mat, ready for framing. Please note that postage is invoiced separately. Australia $30. Overseas, ask for quote.
Condition: The work is in excellent condition with no foxing and full margins. It is tipped onto the original blind-stamped 19th century sheet and is unconditionally guaranteed genuine as described.
Reference: Bartsch 140
Notes: These Rembrandt etchings produced by Charles Amand-Durand are considered the best 19th century etchings after Rembrandt.
Item No. ART048