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The Wedding Night of Tobias and Sarah

Artist:
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Date:
1640–49
Medium:
Pen brown ink, brush and brown wash
Dimensions:
sheet: 6 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. (17.5 x 23.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1042.2
Not on view
Inscription: verso: Esdaile's notation of the source and date of acquisition of drawing: 1798 Sr Jos Reynolds colln WE P84 Rembrandt. (J.L.A. My. 42 CMH)
verso center in pencil: f5
verso center in pen & brown ink: 10

Marking: Lower right collectors' marks of Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364) and William Esdaile (Lugt 2617).
Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London); William Esdaile (British, 1758–1837 London); Vendor: Muller, through Roger Eliot Fry
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Morgan Library & Museum. "Rembrandt Drawings from American Collections," April 27, 1960–May 29, 1960.

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William Reinhold Valentiner "Deutung der "Judenbraut." in Kunst und Kunstler. 1924, p. 19.

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Julius S. Held "Rembrandt and the Book of Tobit" Gehenna Essays in Art. Northampton, Mass., 1964, fig. no. 17, p. 13, ill.

Christian Tümpel Nederlands Jaarboek. vol. 20, 1969, p. 177.

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Peter Schatborn, Christian Tümpel Het boek Tobias. 1987, pp. 35, 62-63, ill.

Jeroen Giltaij The Drawings by Rembrandt and his School, in the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen. Rotterdam, 1988, note 1, cat. no. 145, fig. no. a, pp. 270-71, ill.



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