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Le philosophe en contemplation

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  • Title (object)

    • Le philosophe en contemplation
  • Description

    Dutch interior of a vaulted room, with a pilosopher sitting by a window at right, hands in his lap and a table beside him with books, on the left a woman tends to a fire, spiral staircase behind at left with another woman standing halfway up by a door; after Rembrandt; coat of arms of Comte de Vence in lower margin. 1754 Etching


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  • Date

    • 1754
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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 244 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 264 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in lower margin with title and production details: "Rembrant Pinxit." and " Surugue Sculp. 1754." and "Gravé d'aprés le Tableau Original de Rembrant ... / ... Monsieur le Comte de Vence Marechal de Camp des Armées du Roy" and "A Paris chez L. Surugue, Graveur du Roy, rüe des Noÿers attenant le Magasin de Papier vis à vis St Yves avec Privil. du Roy".
  • Curator's comments

    After the 1632 painting by Rembrandt in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, (Bredius 431). The attribution to Rembrandt is rejected by the Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings.

  • Bibliography

    • Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2005 II.C.51 (graphic reproduction 1) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Masters Portfolio)

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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