- Recueil Basan
Old bearded man in a high fur cap, with eyes closed; bust-length, turned to front; third state re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. c.1635 Etching
- 1635 (c.)
- Published in: Paris
- (Europe,France,Ile-de-France (département),Paris)
- Height: 113 millimetres
- Width: 104 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered with Rembrandt's signature and monogram, in top left: "Rembrandt" and "R" (in reverse).
For an earlier state see F,6.76.
This is one of hundred and eighteen etchings from a posthumous publication of Pierre François Basan's Receuil, probably published by Henri Louis Basan in Paris around 1810, after the death of his father. For the complete series see 1941,0327.11.1-118. The plates consist of a combination of re-worked Rembrandt etchings (by Basan?) and copies by Basan after Rembrandt's etchings. The 118 prints are preceded by the original Basan title-page (indicating eighty-five prints and with the address 'Rue et Hôtel Serpente, no.14') and two pages with an index of the 85 Basan plates (numbered according to the 1751 Helle-Glomy catalogue). Pierre-François Basan published various editions of the Recueil between 1789 and 1797. Later editions did not always contain the 85 original Basan plates and this edition contains one hundred and eighteen prints. After the death of Pierre-François Basan his son, Henri Louis Basan, continued publishing. The series is bound in a modern red morroccan leather volume with the sheets being inserted in small inserts of modern paper. The etchings are cut and pasted on the album sheets; sometimes several on one sheet, while larger prints are folded.
Literature: N. Stogdon, "A descriptive catalogue of the etchings by Rembrandt in a private collection, Switzerland", s.l., 2011, pp.246-251.
Prints & Drawings
Old bearded man in a high fur cap, with eyes closed; bust-length, turned to front; late impression, re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. c.1635 Etching
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