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Recueil Basan

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1941,0327.11.116

  • Title (series)

    • Recueil Basan
  • Description

    Portrait of Jan Willemsz van Coppenol, writing-master; three-quarter length to right but turned to face front, holding a sheet of paper and a quill; copy in same direction after Rembrandt; 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: 359 millimetres
    • Width: 304 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This is a copy in the same direction after Rembrandt's 'Portrait of Jan Willemsz van Coppenol'. For the Rembrandt etching see F,6.64.

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

  • Bibliography

    • White+Boon 283 (copy 2) bibliographic details
    • Hind 300 (copy) bibliographic details
    • IFF undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    157*.b.26

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1941

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1941,0327.11.116


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