Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - rembrandt van rijn, about 1633

rembrandt van rijn (Leyden, 1606 - 1669, Amsterdam)

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, about 1633

Ink on paper, 4.5 x 5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

P21n9

Description

Stolen in 1990.

Provenance

Acquired by Mary Jane Morgan (d. 1885), American fine and decorative arts collector and second wife of the shipping, railroad, and iron magnate Charles Morgan (1795-1878), at an unknown date.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner at the sale of the collection of Mary Jane Morgan, lot 2020, for $120 on 18 March 1886, through the art dealer Frederick Keppel and Co., New York.
Stolen in 1990.

Marks

In pencil (on mount): Blanc 206 [?]. Bartsch 2. Claussen [?] 2. Wilson [?] 2. Rembrandt. Rembrandt aux trois moustaches. This beautiful little portrait is extremely rare.

Bibliography

Adam Bartsch. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt, et ceux de ses principaux imitateurs, vol. 1 (Vienna, 1797), no. 2.
American Art Association. Catalogue of the art collection…Mary J. Morgan… (New York, 8-15 March 1886), p. 275, lot 2020.
Arthur M. Hind. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings, vol. 1, 2nd edition (London ,1923; 1st edition :Rembrandt' Etchings (London, 1912)), p. 94, no. 57.
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 178.
Kristin A. Mortimer. "Report of the Curator." Fenway Court (1985), p. 70.


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