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- Recueil Basan
A Scholar in His Study ('Faust'); Man wearing robes and a cap standing behind his desk looking over his left shoulder towards the left at the apparition of an inscribed and radiant disk and a vague figure with a pointing hand in the window, a globe in the right foreground, papers, a skull and curtain in the left background; posthumous seventh state, completely reworked, sitter looks like younger man, after beam of light shining at the sitter's face has been divided in two beams; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. c.1652
Etching, drypoint and burin
- 1652 (c.)
- Published in: Paris
- (Europe,France,Ile-de-France (département),Paris)
- Height: 208 millimetres
- Width: 162 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered in the centre of the circle in the window: "INRI"; and around it in the inner ring: "+ ADAM + TE + DAGERAM"; and in the outer ring: "+ AMRTET + ALGAR + ALGASTINA ++".
For the Rembrandt etching see F,6.23
For comment on the volume, which was published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810, see 1941,0327.11.1
Prints & Drawings
Doctor Faust'; a scholar (alchemist ?) standing behind his desk in his study, looking towards right at a window where an inscribed and radiant disc is appearing; late impression, re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. c.1652 Etching, drypoint and burin
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Object reference number: PPA325222
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