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Friday 28 October 2022

Baron Dominique Vivant Denon’s etching, “Christ on the Mount of Olives”, c1800, after Rembrandt

Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (aka Vivant De Non; Vivant Denon) (1747–1825)

“Christ on the Mount of Olives”, c1800 (late 18th–early 19th century), after Rembrandt (aka Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn) (1606–1669), published as plate 12 in a series of prints illustrating the collection of Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (“Tiré du Cabinet de Mr Denon”).

Etching with roulette (and possibly aquatint?) printed in a warm black ink on heavy wove paper.

Size: (sheet) 48.2 x 54 cm; (plate) 38.5 x 44.7 cm; (image borderline) 31.4 x 41.6 cm.

Numbered in plate above the image borderline: (right) “12.”

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Rembrandt Pinxt.”; (centre) “Tiré du Cabinet de Mr. Denon,”; (right) “Denon Sculpt.”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a description of this print:

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (near faultless) impression with generous margins. Beyond minor marks and spots of roughening in the margins, the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this fascinating translation into line of a Rembrandt painting that the artist owned in his vast collection—I use the word “fascinating” as (for me) Denon’s copy shows the attributes of the painting that caught his eye— for the total cost of AU$256 (currently US$164.22/EUR165.19/GBP142.54 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 this bold interpretation of Rembrandt’s composition, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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