Title: Jan Uytenbogaert, Preacher of the Remonstrants, 1635, later impression
Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
Medium: Etching in black on buff laid paper
Dimensions: 22.5cm x 18.7cm from plate ends
A rare and scarce etching by Rembrandt van Rijn, displaying Jan Uytenbogaert, hero to the Remonstrants of Calvanism. Rembrandt produced both etchings and paintings for Uytenbogaert at commission, and it is speculated that this particular etching was originally produced more for the purpose of being distributed amongst friends than the general public.
Etching on heavy laid paper with partial watermark on the back (Gallery to be updated with photo of watermark)
The words "Rembrandt" and "1635" are etched above the image.
There is also an inscription at the bottom of the print by famed humanist and theologian Hugo Grotius, who was also Uytenbogaert's close friend. It notifes viewers of Uytenbogaert return to the Netherlands after his exile.
On note of condition, there's a short tear (quarter inch) to the right margin, and a smaller tear on the left margin.
The etching overall is slightly toned and lightly stained
Biorklund 35-D, Bartsch 279 reference.