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Recueil Basan

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1941,0327.11.69

  • Title (series)

    • Recueil Basan
  • Description

    The adoration of the shepherds: a night piece; the Holy family sits on the right in the light of a lantern, with the Virgin lying under a sheet which she holds up from her face to look at Christ who is sleeping between her and Joseph, on the right, who holds a book and looks up towards the shepherds leaning in from the left, the one closest to the centre holding a lantern, the silhouettes of cattle in the left foreground; posthumous tenth state with regular cross hatching in the background, figures on the left shaded more, hatchings added to sheet on Virgin's head and pillow under her face, after addition of horizontal and vertical linesupper edge, before entire plate has been reworked with fine shading; heavily re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1652
    Etching, drypoint and burin

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1652
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 148 millimetres
    • Width: 189 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For the Rembrandt etching see F,4.85

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

  • Bibliography

    • Hind 255.VIII bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 300.X (Rembrandt) bibliographic details
    • White+Boon 46.VIII bibliographic details
  • Location

    157*.b.26

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1941

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1941,0327.11.69

The adoration of the shepherds; a night piece with the Holy Family at right; late impression, heavily re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810.  1652
Etching, drypoint and burin

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The adoration of the shepherds; a night piece with the Holy Family at right; late impression, heavily re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1652 Etching, drypoint and burin

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