Canal with a large boat and bridge (Het schutje op de voorgrondt); landscape with a village with church in the background, a hill cut off on the left, a canal with a boat tied to a deck in the foreground, a tree cut off on the right; second state with additional shading in the trees in front of the village and with parts of the horizon, particularly to the left of the church, redrawn. 1650 Etching and drypoint
- Height: 83 millimetres
- Width: 108 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered with Rembrandt's signature and date, in lower right: "Rembrandt f. 1650".
This is second state, for comment and an impression of first state see also F,5.218.
D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy
29 January 1999
Reason for treatment
Lift from mounts. Remove verso debris. Support tears/repair where necessary. Inlay. To be beta-radiographed if there is watermark.
Guarded to solid mount. Slight skinning on verso corners.
Lifted by slitting guards with a scalpel. Debris removed using a poultice of Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether). Adhesive residue removed with cotton wool swabs dampened with warm water. Weak areas supported with Tengujo Japanese tissue and Abra starch (wheat starch) adhesive. Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed under glass. Inlaid into BM inlay paper using strips of Tengujo Japanese tissue and Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether) adhesive. Pressed.
For more information about Dighton's false provenances see An Van Camp, 'Robert Dighton and his spurious collectors' marks on Rembrandt prints in the British Museum, London', in The Burlington Magazine 155 (2013), pp.88-94.
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