Abraham Francen, apothecary
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn; printmaker; reworked after; Dutch artist, 1606-1669
Between state VII and VIII/X. Reworked after Rembrandt.
black carbon ink; medium
Japanese paper; support
height, plate, 158, mm
width, plate, 206, mm
height, sheet, 159, mm
width, sheet, 207, mm
bequeathed; 1816; Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount
The sitter was an apothecary and collector of art, and one of Rembrandt's closest friends. This impression appears to be an intermediate state between state VII and VIII, with areas on the hat burnished so that it becomes visible, but with only a little of the burnishing around the frame of the triptych, which is much more extensive in state VIII.
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish); B273 between VII & VIII/X; 1969
Biörklund/Barnard; BB57-2 between VII & VIII/X; 1955
Object Number: 23.K.5-357
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 82212; input: 2003-01-03; modified: 2011-11-15)