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Recueil Basan

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  • Title (series)

    • Recueil Basan
  • Description

    Portrait of the goldsmith Jan Lutma; three-quarter length seated in an arm-chair to left, his elbows resting on the arms of his chair while holding a long object on a small stand (statuette?) in his right hand, glancing down to right at a puncher and a little hammer on the table beside him at right, next to a carved drinking bowl, wearing a fur-trimmed cloak and soft hat, with a vase on a window-sill behind him; late impression, re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1656
    Etching and drypoint


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  • Date

    • 1656
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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 197 millimetres
    • Width: 149 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For the Rembrandt etching see 1910,0212.403

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

  • Bibliography

    • White+Boon 276.III bibliographic details
    • Hind 290.III bibliographic details
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