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Two Studies of a Woman Reading

Artist:
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Date:
1635–40
Medium:
Pen and brown iron-gall ink
Dimensions:
sheet: 6 13/16 x 5 7/8 in. (17.3 x 15 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.932
Not on view
Inscription: On verso in red crayon: Lot 341,
Verso stamped: 1 Seymour Haden (Lugt 1227)
Verso in pencil: Rembrandt

Marking: Lower right stamped in black ink the collector's mark (imperfectly printed) of William Mayor (Lugt 2799).
Jonathan Richardson Sr. (British, London 1667–1745 London); William Mayor (British, died 1874 London); Sir Francis Seymour Haden (British, London 1818–1910 Bramdean, Hampshire); his sale, Sotheby's, London, June 15–19, 1891, lot 582 (£26 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.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 5, 1998–September 14, 1998.

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.

Albertina, Vienna. "Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Paintings, Drawings, Etchings," March 16, 2004–June 27, 2004.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 17, 2007–January 6, 2008.

William Mayor A brief chronological description of a collection of original drawings and sketches by the most celebrated masters. London, 1871, cat. no. 365, p. 68.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Ryn. Original drawings by Rembrandt second series. Edited by Friedrich Lippmann, vols. II, III, The Hague, 1890, cat. no. 142.

Cornelis Hofstede de Groot Die handzeichnungen Rembrandts. Haarlem, 1906, cat. no. 142.

William Reinhold Valentiner "Aus Rembrandts Häuslichkeit" in Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft. 1923, p. 277.

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. 6, p. 140, ill.

Otto Benesch Rembrandt, Werk und Forschung. Wien, 1935, p. 16.

William M. Ivins Jr. The Unseen Rembrandt. 1942, fig. no. pl.33, 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. 22., cat. no. 9 (vol.2), fig. no. 9, ill.

Otto Benesch Rembrandt, selected drawings. Phaidon Press, London & NY, 1947, cat. no. 39.

Ludwig Münz Rembrandt's etchings. vol. 2, London, 1952, cat. no. 175.

Otto Benesch The Drawings of Rembrandt: The Leiden Years, The Early Amsterdam Period, 1625-1640 [a critical and chronological catalogue]. vol. 2, London, 1954, cat. no. 249, fig. no. 272, p. 63, ill.

J. Q. van Regteren Altena "Review of "Otto Benesch, The Drawings of Rembrandt, London, 1954"." in Oud-Holland. LXX, 1955, 1955, p. 120.

Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann "Review of "Otto Benesch, The Drawings of Rembrandt, London, 1954" in Kunstchronik. vol. 14, 1961, cat. no. 1, p. 24.

Seymour Slive Drawings of Rembrandt. New York, 1965, Vol I, cat. no. 147, ill.

Linda Boyer Gillies "European Drawings in the Havemeyer Collection" Connoisseur. vol. 172, no. 693, November 1969, fig. no. 10, pp. 155, 153, ill.

Otto Benesch (enlarged and edited by Eva Benesch) The Drawings of Rembrandt. Complete Edition in Six Volumes. vol. 2, London, 1973, cat. no. 249, fig. no. 294, p. 66, ill.



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