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Lady with a Fan.

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Lady with a Fan.
  • Description

    Portrait of Agatha Bas, standing half-length in frontal view, wearing a cap and large lace collar, holding a fan in her right hand in front of her waist; after Rembrandt. 1839
    Mezzotint and etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1839
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 297 millimetres
    • Width: 236 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in the plate at lower left: 'Rembrandt ft / 1641' and below image with the title, production details and publication line: 'Rembrandt, pinxt. / J. P. Quilley sculpt./ London Published 1839 by James Bohn, King William Street, Strand / Printed by Mc.Queen.'.
  • Curator's comments

    After the 1641 portrait by Rembrandt in the Royal Collection, Buckingham Palace (Bredius 360); a pair to the portrait of Nicolaes van Bembeeck, in the Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

  • Bibliography

    • Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings III.A.145 (graphic reproduction undescribed) bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

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  • Associated names

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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