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Recueil Basan

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1941,0327.11.96

  • Title (series)

    • Recueil Basan
  • Description

    A man seated next to a table; another man, standing, opening a bowl with hot food; an archway with peasants in the background; possibly a copy after Rembrandt, by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1789-1797
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 276 millimetres
    • Width: 202 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image in lower right with Rembrandt's facsimile signature "Rembrandt"
  • Curator's comments

    This is possibly a copy after Rembrandt or inspired by an unknown etching of Rembrandt.

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

  • Bibliography

    • IFF undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    157*.b.26

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1941

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1941,0327.11.96


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