VAN RIJN, Rembrandt

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Description

The Flight Into Egypt: Crossing a Brook
1654
Etching and drypoint, B.55, H. 276
3 3/4 x 5 3/4" SHEET
Unlike the other Rembrandt prints in the Museum collection, this is a lifetime impression. Consequently, this print is identified with the following notations: B.55, H.276 which correspond to catalog numbers in two distinct surveys of Rembrandts prints. These catalogs list the hundreds of prints the artist made, noting the different states of each. Scholars use these compendiums to identify whether prints are lifetime impressions, which state a print might be, or if they are restrikes. B is an abbreviation for Johann Adam Bernhard Ritter von Bartsch (17571821) an Austrian scholar and printmaker who put together a catalog of old Master prints. H is a reference to Friedrich Wilhelm Hollstein (18801957) a leading dealer in prints and drawings in Berlin and Amsterdam. During his life he compiled nineteen volumes on Dutch, Flemish and German prints. His work was so comprehensive it became, and remains, the standard for identification of many prints today.

Creator

VAN RIJN, Rembrandt
b. Leyde 1606 - 1669

Source

Gift of Mrs. Edwin Corle through UCSB Art Affiliates

Identifier

1972.154

Citation

VAN RIJN, Rembrandt and b. Leyde 1606 - 1669, “VAN RIJN, Rembrandt,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 24, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/6973.