Height: 278.000 mm
Width: 388.000 mm
Bequeathed by C.M. Cracherode
Prints and Drawings
Rembrandt van Rijn, Christ Healing the Sick, an etching
The Netherlands, around AD 1647
'The Hundred Guilder Print'
This was the most famous of Rembrandt's
prints throughout the eighteenth and much of the nineteenth
century. Its traditional title can be traced back to within a few
years of its creation, and a later story holds that Rembrandt
himself paid this very high price at auction in order to buy back
The great mass of dark tone above Christ, an effect very difficult to achieve in etching without breaking up the surface of the copper plate, is unprecedented in the history of the medium. The result is one of Rembrandt's most remarkable and highly finished works.
M. Jones (ed.), Fake?: the art of deception, exh. cat. (London, The British Museum Press, 1990)
E. Hinterding, G. Luijten and M. Royalton-Kisch, Rembrandt the printmaker (London, The British Museum Press in association with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000)
C. White and K.G. Boon, Rembrandts etchings, an illust (Amsterdam, Van Gendt, 1969)