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Monday, 3 June 2019

Johann Wilhelm Kaiser's engraving, “Jan Six”, 1855, after Rembrandt


Johann Wilhelm Kaiser (aka Johan Wilhelm Kaiser) (1813–1900)

“Jan Six”, 1855, after the portrait (1654) in the Six Collection in Amsterdam of the collector and burgomaster of Amsterdam, Jan Six (1618–1700), by Rembrandt (aka Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn) (1606–1669) (Bredius 276), printed by J F Brugman (fl.1850–1865), published by Buffa & Co (1808–1951) in Amsterdam.

Engraving on heavy wove paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 48 x 36.5 cm; (plate) 45.5 x 34 cm; (image borderline) 31.1 x 26 cm.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (right) “REMBRANDT PINX. / Imprimé par J. F. Brugman.”; (centre) JAN SIX / né 1613 – mort 1700. / Bourgmestre d’Amsterdam / Cabinet de Mr. Six de Hillegom / FRANÇOIS BUFFA & FILS. AMSTERDAM.”; (right) “J. W. KAISER SCULPS.”
Dry-stamped by publisher (Buffa & Co) at lower right.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Portrait of Jan Six, standing half-length directed to left, wearing a buttoned jacket with collar and a coat, drawing on his glove; after Rembrandt; lettered state Engraving”

Condition: richly inked and faultless impression with small margins. The sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing) and backed with a conservator’s support sheet of fine archival/millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this superb engraving that reproduces with the most subtle strokes of line Rembrandt’s famous oil painting, for the total cost of AU$190 (currently US$131.98/EUR118.08/GBP104.50 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this small masterpiece of reproductive engraving, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold











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