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The Circumcision in the Stable; the Christ Child being held by St Joseph while a priest is bending over him with a knife, the Virgin at left with hands in prayer, another woman standing over her, a ladder standing at left, a group of people in the shadows at right; posthumous fourth state with the white areas below signature and in the upper margin at right centre shaded over, before diagonal lines are added to the shoulder of the left man at right and before an accidental curl appears on the Virgin's skirt at her left elbow; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1654 Etching
- Published in: Paris
- (Europe,France,Ile-de-France (département),Paris)
- Height: 95 millimetres
- Width: 143 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered with Rembrandt's signature and date, in top left: "Rembrandt f. 1654 [the 'd' in reverse] and at centre left: "Rembrandt f. 1654".
For the Rembrand etching see F,4.90
The posthumous additions were probably made by Pierre François Basan or Henri Louis Basan's workshop.
For comment on the volume, which was published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810, see 1941,0327.11.1
Prints & Drawings
The Circumcision in the Stable; the Christ Child being held by St Joseph while a priest is bending over him with a knife, the Virgin at left; shadow to right; late impression, re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1654 Etching
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Object reference number: PPA324803
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