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Inscription

lower left in plate below image: Rembrandt f. / 1639

Provenance

Walter Francis, Fifth Duke of Buccleuch, London (1806 - 1884) (Lugt 402); (his sale, Christie's London, 19 - 22 April 1887, no. 2019). Aylesford and Hawkins Collections (Colnaghi, London). Moriz von Kuffner. (C. G. Boerner Ltd., London); purchased 2001 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2006
Strokes of Genius: Rembrandt's Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Bibliography
1969
White, Christopher and Karel G. Boon. Rembrandt's Etchings. 2 vols. Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co., 1969.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Rembrandt, Erik Hinterding and Jaco Rutgers, authors). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 172, state i/iii.