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Recueil Basan

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  • Title (series)

    • Recueil Basan
  • Description

    The Flight into Egypt; the Virgin and the Christ Child on donkey, led by Joseph; small plate; copy in reverse after Rembrandt's etching; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810

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  • Date

    • 1789-1797
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 90 millimetres
    • Width: 64 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For an earlier state and comment see S.6108.
    This is a copy in reverse after Rembrandt's 'The flight into Egypt' (small plate). For the original etching and comment see F,4.100.

    For comment on the volume, which was published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810, see 1941,0327.11.1

  • Bibliography

    • Hind 105 (copy) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 117 (Rembrandt; copy undescribed) bibliographic details
    • White+Boon 52 (copy undescribed) bibliographic details
    • IFF 7 bibliographic details
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