Rembrandt’s “The Artist’s Father” de Claussin etching c. 1820

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Etching after Rembrandt by Ignace de Claussin c. 1820

Chevalier IGNACE JOSEPH DE CLAUSSIN (1795-1844), was born in Luneville, France and died in Paris in 1844. He was an ardent, eccentric collector and a talented artist in his own right. In 1824 de Claussin published a catalogue raisonné that at the time was a major contribution to the scholarly study of Rembrandt's prints. He was a highly talented copyist of Rembrandt's works, producing more than 200 etchings after works of Rembrandt and other artists. Many museums, including the National Gallery of Victoria, retain examples of De Claussin's prints, an indication of their quality and faithfulness to Rembrandt's technique and imagery.

Artist:   Rembrandt van Rijn  1606-1669.

Title:  Bearded man in a furred oriental cap and robe: the artist’s father. 

Date:  Original c. 1631. This etching c. 1820 

Size:  Plate: approx. 200x155 mm.  Presented in a museum quality mat, ready for framing.  Please note that postage is invoiced separately.  Australia $22.50. Overseas, ask for quote.

Condition: The work is in very good condition apart from a professionally repaired tear in the top right corner and remnants of previous hingeing on Verso.  There is a small collector’s stamp on Verso.  The work is unconditionally guaranteed genuine as described.

Reference:  Bartsch 263 

Notes: Publications by de Claussin: Catalog raisonné of all the prints which form the work of Rembrandt, and the principal pieces of his pupils , Impr. of Firmin Didot, printer of the King, 1824.

Supplement to the Rembrandt Catalog , Impr. of Firmin Didot, printer of the King, 1828

The National Gallery of Victoria has an original copy of this work by Rembrandt.


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