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Sketch of a head, turned to the right; wearing a hat. c.1646
Black chalk; remnants of framing lines in pen and greenish brown ink.
Verso: see Inscriptions.
- Production date
- 1646 (circa)
Height: 38 millimetres
Width: 44 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 27mm apart)
- Curator's comments
- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Rembrandt, cat. no.41:
See the commentary to cat. no.43 (1884,1108.5, Benesch 717). The central figure in the National Gallery's 'Adoration of the Shepherds' of 1646 is comparable (Bredius 575).
LITERATURE (always as Rembrandt):
Hofstede de Groot, 1906, no.908; London, 1915, no.11 (c.1630-40? Compares Lazarus in etchings of 'Raising of Lazarus', Bartsch 72-3, Hind 198 and 96); Benesch, IV, 1955/73, no.672, repr. fig.813/855 (c.1642); Haverkamp-Begemann, 1961, p.54 (groups with figure sketches in Vienna and Orleans, Benesch 693 and 698a); Benesch, 1964, p.125, reprinted 1970, p.257 (relates to two sketches in Bucharest, Benesch 672a-b).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
London, 1899, no.A58b;
London, 1938, no.11 (c.1630-40?);
London, 1992, BM, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle, no.48, repr. (c.1646).
- Irregularly trimmed and soiled.
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