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13/01/2022 - 06/02/2022

C16th - Etching


Rembrandt - Etchings

Eames have managed to obtain a beautiful collection of Rembrandt’s etchings - a selection which focuses on portraits, religious scenes and figure studies.

"The vast majority of Rembrandt etchings sold worldwide are posthumous impressions created at least a century after his death.

A collection of 83 of his copper plates were acquired by the French dealer Pierre Francoise Basan, who in 1786, published the first ‘recueil’ (collection) of Rembrandt prints in Paris. In 1797, the plates passed to Basan’s son Henri Louise Basan who continued to publish further ‘recueils’ until approximately 1805.

Today, Basan recueils are highly sought after and command high prices on the rare occasions they come to the market."


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