Jan Cornelis Sylvius (Bartsch no. 266 II)
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Jan Cornelis Sylvius (Bartsch no. 266 II) 1633

On Display Scottish National Gallery

Rembrandt’s print shows the Amsterdam preacher Jan Cornelis Sylvius. He was a relative of Saskia van Uylenburgh whom Rembrandt married the year after. Sylvius became the godfather of their first child. This red impression was pulled from the so-called second state of Rembrandt’s etching plate, when the wear occurring due to heavy use had been repaired by a different hand after his death. It is most likely that this red ink impression dates from the early eighteenth century. A later impression from the same plate in black ink is also in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland (REMBRANDT.98). The original copperplate is not in existence anymore. This impression is the only one known printed in red ink. It was pulled from the so-called second state of Rembrandt’s etching plate, when the wear occurring due to heavy use had been repaired by a different hand after his death.

Details

  • Acc. No. REMBRANDT.98 A
  • Medium Etching on paper
  • Size 16.40 x 14.00 cm
  • Credit Provenance unknown