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A Student at a Table by Candlelight (B.148)

A Student at a Table by Candlelight

  • Etching on thin laid paper with threadbare margins. Signed in the plate, Rembrandt, lower right (barely visible). Two collector's stamps on the verso; one, unidentifiable in blue; and a collector's stamp from John Barnard, with a plume (Lugt 1419), a collector of drawings and prints at the turn of the eighteenth century.  The son of Sir John Barnard (1685-1764), a trader and known politician who traded with Turkey and resided in London.
  • According to Nowell Eusticke, an intermediate first state impression showing the multitude of small light spots appearing below and above the candle.
  • Nowell Eusticke refers to this seventeenth century impression as, "a very uncommon print" with an R- rating (75-125 prints in collections across the world).
  • Plate no longer in existence.

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