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Elsje Christiaens Hanging on a Gibbet

Artist:
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Date:
1664
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash
Dimensions:
6 3/4 x 3 9/16 in. (17.1 x 9.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.937
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pen at lower left (much faded) the initials: WE (Lugt 2617).

Marking: Verso: the collector's mark of Francis Seymour Haden (Lugt 1227).
Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); William Esdaile (British, 1758–1837 London); Jacob de Vos (Dutch, Amsterdam 1735–1833 Amsterdam)A Malefactor on a gibet said to have come from the collection of Jacob de Vos of Amsterdam. Some Rembrandt drawings belonging to him were sold in Amsterdam in 1883, but this one is not listed.; Sir Francis Seymour Haden (British, London 1818–1910 Bramdean); his sale, Sotheby's, London, June 15–19, 1891, lot 577 (£25 to Durand-Ruel); Galerie Durand-Ruel; H. O. Havemeyer; Donor: Louisine W. Havemeyer
Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums. "Rembrandt Drawings from American Collections," March 15, 1960–April 16, 1960.

Morgan Library & Museum. "Rembrandt Drawings from American Collections," April 27, 1960–May 29, 1960.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 10, 1985–June 9, 1985.

National Gallery of Scotland. "Rembrandt's Women," June 8, 2001–September 2, 2001.

Royal Academy of Arts. "Rembrandt's Women," September 22, 2001–December 16, 2001.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Rembrandt and His Circle: Drawings and Prints, A Selection in Honor of the Artist's 400th Birthday," July 10, 2006–October 15, 2006.

Amsterdam Museum. "The Golden Age: Amsterdam, the Republic and the World," December 14, 2012–March 18, 2013.

William Reinhold Valentiner "Rembrandt drawings in the Havemeyer Collection." in Metropolitan Museum Studies. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 3, New York, 1930-1931, fig. no. 10, p. 142, ill.

William M. Ivins Jr. The Unseen Rembrandt. 1942, fig. no. 39, 40, ill.

Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942–44, cat. no. 6 (vol.2), fig. no. 6, ill.

Otto Benesch The Drawings of Rembrandt: [a critical and chronological catalogue]. vols. 1-6, London, 1954-1957, cat. no. 1105, fig. no. 1324, p. 313, ill.

Otto Benesch (enlarged and edited by Eva Benesch) The Drawings of Rembrandt. Complete Edition in Six Volumes. vol. 2, London, 1973, vol V, fig. no. 1397, pp. 299-300, ill.

Svetlana Alpers "Rembrandt, un maitre dans son atelier." in Annales, Économies, Sociétés, Civilisations. January -February 1987, footnote 16, fig. no. 5, pp. 14, 25, ill.



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