Christ Presented to the People

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) Dutch

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In this fourth state of Christ Presented to the People, Rembrandt cut down his printing plate at the top so that he would no longer have to add an extra strip to the shorter sheets of japan paper. He also added further shading and detail to the wall on the right. A comparison of this impression with the second-state impression on view nearby indicates that Rembrandt’s drypoint lines had begun to wear down, as they were not printing with the deep, furry richness of the second state.

Christ Presented to the People, Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam), Drypoint on japan paper; fourth state of eight

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