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Nathan Admonishing David

Artist:
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Date:
1650–55
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, heightened with white gouache
Dimensions:
sheet: 7 5/16 x 10 in. (18.6 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.934
Not on view
Inscription: verso: Esdaile's notation of the year of acquisition: 1835 WE (JLA May 42 CMH) in pen & brown ink, lower left.

Marking: Lower right collector's mark of Jonathan Richardson the Elder (Lugt 2183).
Lower left collectors' marks of William Esdaile (Lugt 2617) and Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445).
Verso: at lower left, the collector's mark of Seymour Haden (Lugt 1227).
Jonathan Richardson Sr. (British, London 1667–1745 London); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); William Esdaile (British, 1758–1837 London); his sale, Christie's, London, June 17, 1840, lot 98 (£2 12s 6d to Woodburn); Samuel Woodburn (British, 1786–1853); his sale, Christie's, London, June 4, 1860, lot 750 (£3 15s to Ensor); Sir Francis Seymour Haden (British, London 1818–1910 Bramdean); his sale, Sotheby's, London, June 15–19, 1891, lot 586 as Rembrandt (£81 to Durand-Ruel); Galerie Durand-Ruel; H. O. Havemeyer; Donor: Louisine W. Havemeyer
Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums. "Seventy Master Drawings (A loan exhibition arranged in honor of Professor Paul J. Sachs on the occasion of his seventieth birthday)," November 27, 1948–January 6, 1949.

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. "Masterpieces of Fifty Centuries," November 14, 1970–February 14, 1971.

, Cambridge. "Renaissance and Baroque Drawings from the Collections of John and Alice Steiner," November 18, 1977–January 15, 1978.

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. "Renaissance and Baroque Drawings from the Collections of John and Alice Steiner," February 7, 1978–March 20, 1978.

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

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.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Ryn. Original drawings by Rembrandt second series. Edited by Friedrich Lippmann, vols. II, III, The Hague, 1890, cat. no. 144.

Cornelis Hofstede de Groot Die handzeichnungen Rembrandts. Haarlem, 1906, cat. no. 144.

William Reinhold Valentiner Die Handzeichnungen Rembrandts. vol. 1, 1925, cat. no. 168.

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. 14, p. 144, ill.

William M. Ivins Jr. The Unseen Rembrandt. 1942, fig. no. 43, 44, ill.

William M. Ivins Jr. "The Art of Rembrandt." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 37, no. 1, January 1942, fig. no. inserted pp. 2-3, p. 6, 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, also N.S., no. 25., cat. no. 14 (vol.2), fig. no. 14, ill.

Otto Benesch Rembrandt, selected drawings. Phaidon Press, London & NY, 1947, fig. no. 208, ill.

Hans Tietze European Master Drawings in the United States. J. J. Augustin, New York, 1947, cat. no. 69, pp. 138-39, ill.

Louise Burroughs "Rembrandt and His Circle." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 7, New York, June 1949, p. 283, ill.

One Hundred Master Drawings. To accompany "Seventy master drawings," a loan exhibition at the Fogg Museum of Art, Nov. 1948-Jan. 1949, held on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Paul J. Sachs, and 30 additional drawings from the museum's collections Exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge. edited by Agnes Mongan, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1949, fig. no. 91, p. 90, ill.

Otto Benesch The Drawings of Rembrandt: the Late Period: 1650-1669 (part 1) [a critical and chronological catalogue]. vol. 5, 1957, cat. no. 948, fig. no. 1159, pp. 274-5, ill.

Willem Adolf Visser't Hooft Rembrandt and the Gospel. 1957, fig. no. XXX, ill.

Hans-Martin Rotermund Rembrandts Handzeichnungen und Radierungen zur Bibel. Stuttgart, 1963, pp. 313, 147, ill.

Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 89, ill.

Seymour Slive Drawings of Rembrandt. New York, 1965, vol I, cat. no. 149, ill.

Linda Boyer Gillies "European Drawings in the Havemeyer Collection" Connoisseur. vol. 172, no. 693, November 1969, cat. no. 12, pp. 154, 155, ill.

Otto Benesch (enlarged and edited by Eva Benesch) The Drawings of Rembrandt. Complete Edition in Six Volumes. vol. 2, London, 1973, cat. no. 948, fig. no. 1229, p. 262, ill.

Renaissance and Baroque Drawings from the Collections of John and Alice Steiner. Exh. cat. Edited by Konrad Oberhuber, Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977, cat. no. 52, p. 135.

Helen Bobritzky Mules "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 42, no. 4, New York, 1985, p. 14, ill.



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