The Unfinished Print: 3 June to 7 October 2001

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669
The Three Crosses, 1653
drypoint and engraving (state iii/v)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection 1943.3.9115

View state: i/v | iii/v | iv/v

In the third state conspicuous changes appear across the left and right foreground, although an impression on paper registers so differently that they are difficult to discern. At this point Rembrandt signed and dated the plate, printing it in significant number on different types of paper and often with distinctly different wipings to vary the tone.

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