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Recueil Basan

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1941,0327.11.88

  • Title (series)

    • Recueil Basan
  • Description

    The Descent from the Cross by torchlight; numerous figures taking Christ down from the cross atop a mound, man holding torch near feet of Christ, a stretcher awaiting body in foreground, silhouette of the city beyond; first state before posthumous addition of two dots in upper right corner and reworking of shadows; posthumous fourth state with additional rework, for instance darkening the sky, upper left corner, area between the foot of the cross and the ladder, and between legs and feet of men carrying Christ, after two dots had been added in upper right corner, after many shadows have been reworked with burin and horizontal lines had been added to shadow to the left of upper leg of man carrying Christ; re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1654
    Etching and drypoint

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1654
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 209 millimetres
    • Width: 161 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with Rembrandt's signature and date, in lower left on the shroud: "Rembrandt. f 1654" (the 'a' reversed).
  • Curator's comments

    For the Rembrandt etching and comment see F,5.7

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

  • Bibliography

    • Hind 280 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 286.IV (Rembrandt) bibliographic details
    • White+Boon 83 bibliographic details
  • Location

    157*.b.26

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1941

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1941,0327.11.88

The Descent from the Cross; scene lit by torchlight with numerous figures taking Christ down, a stretcher awaiting body in foreground; late impression, re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810.  1654
Etching and drypoint

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The Descent from the Cross; scene lit by torchlight with numerous figures taking Christ down, a stretcher awaiting body in foreground; late impression, re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1654 Etching and drypoint

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