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A bound volume containing four items, now bound as five:
1. The original printed Bill of sale of the drawings and prints of Rembrandt in 1658, plus an XVIIIc English translation
2. An extract copied from the Amsterdam Municipal 'Book of Securities' concerning 6,952 guilders owed to Titus van Rhijn as balance from the sale of 1658, together with an XVIIIc English commentary on the same
3. The manuscript catalogue written in French with a biography of Rembrandt and description of three Rembrandt drawings in Lord Aylesford's collection (3 pages)
4. A transcript of the inventory of the contents of Rembrandt's house, made in 1656 (19pp)
5. [this is the continuation of (3) above] a detailed list of the prints by Rembrandt in the Aylesford collection, with their Gersaint and Bartsch catalogue numbers (25 pages)
All in pen and brown ink
- Production date
- 1815 (c.)
Height: 320 millimetres
Width: 210 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For more information see the information supplied by Nicholas Stogdon in the biographical entry on Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford.
For item (1) the original printed Bill of sale of the drawings and prints of Rembrandt in 1658, see H. Perry Chapman, 'Curiosity and desire: Rembrandt's collection as historiographic barometer' in 'Rembrandt and his circle: Insights and discoveries', ed. S. S. Dickey (Amsterdam, 2017), fig. 4.6.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- This was entered in the Bill Book on 27 April 1857. It was acquired together with the catalogue of the Earl of Aylesford's etchings by Berchem, which is now bound separately. It is now bound together with the first two items which were acquired separately: see entries for 1857,0613.990 and 992.
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