School of Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
After Andrea Mantegna (Italian, Isola di Carturo 1430/31–1506 Mantua)
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over preliminary lines in red chalk, heightened with white on Japanese paper.
sheet: 10 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (26.7 x 39 cm)
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink, by the artist, on the sarcophagus, PIO ET INMO(R) / TALI IESU / DEO. This inscription differs from that in Mantegna's engraving, HUMANI / GENERIS / REDEMPTO / RI. Lower left margin of mount, in pen and brown ink, partially cut off: And Mantegna On reverse of mount at lower right: The original drawing / Which has also been / Engraved by Andreas Mantagna [sic] / Given me by Dr. Douglas At upper center: 5 In upper right corner: z.3.
Marking: Lower right collector's mark of Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092).
Sir Peter Lely (Pieter van der Faes) (British, Soest 1618–1680 London); Dr. Douglas (British (?)); possibly given by him to Michael Sadler (British, Barnsley 1861–1943 Oxford); his sale, Christie's, London, May 25, 1945, lot 29 as Rembrandt (£210 to Bowden); Victor Koch (London, born ca. 1868–died after 1946); Donor: Walter C. Baker
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. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 2, 1960–September 4, 1960.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 10, 1985–June 9, 1985.
Arthur M. Hind Early Italian Engraving. London, 1948, p. 12.
Otto Benesch The Drawings of Rembrandt: [a critical and chronological catalogue]. vols. 1-6, London, 1954-1957, vol. 6, cat. no. A105a, fig. no. 1700, ill.
Jakob Rosenberg "Rembrandt and Mantegna" in The Art Quarterly. vo. 19, no. 2, Summer 1956, fig. no. p.158, pp. 153-161, ill.
Jakob Rosenberg "Review of Benesch's Drawings of Rembrandt." Art Bulletin. vol. 41, 1959, p. 118.
Claus Virch "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Master Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 18, no. 10, New York, June 1960, fig. no. 2, pp. 311, 315, ill.
Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, cat. no. 52, p. 36, ill.
Sir Kenneth Clark Rembrandt and the Italian Renaissance. 1964, fig. no. 141 on p.150, pp. 151-152, ill.
Jacob Bean Notable Acquisitions, 1979-1980: Drawings (Walter C. Baker Collection, and other sources). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1980, p. 48, ill.
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, pp. 16, 17.
Artist: Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)Date: ca. 1650Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, on paper washed with brownAccession: 29.100.939On view in:Not on view