Rembrandt’s “The Barrel-organ player” Durand etching c. 1865

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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

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