Rembrandt van Rijn - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, about 1633

Rembrandt van Rijn (Leyden, 1606 - 1669, Amsterdam)

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, about 1633

Etching, 4.5 x 5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)


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Stolen in 1990.


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.


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


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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