About the piece
REMBRANDT, 1652 THE HOLY FAMILY (BARTSCH, HOLLSTEIN 62; HIND 95; BJORKLUND & BARNARD 32-3)
Etching with touches of drypoint, circa 1632, a good impression of this scarce print, the only state, printing with burr on Joseph's eye
Plate: 3¾ by 2 7/8 in
Sheet: 4 3 1/8 in
About Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Rembrandt was a 17th century painter and etcher whose work came to dominate what has since been named the Dutch Golden Age. One of the most revered artists of all time, Rembrandt's greatest creative triumphs are seen in his portraits of his contemporaries, illustrations of biblical scenes and self-portraits as well as his innovative etchings and use of shadow and light.