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The Fourth Oriental Head

Artist:
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Date:
ca. 1635
Medium:
Etching; second state of three
Dimensions:
plate: 6 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (15.6 x 13.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Jesse Howard, Jr., 1922
Accession Number:
22.52.1
Not on view
This is the last of the four heads that Rembrandt etched in 1635 after works by Jan Lievens. This version of the young man in a velvet beret stays close to that of Lievens, though small details, such as the dark locks of hair behind the subject’s profile, lend a greater sense of depth to the composition, as do the swiftly added etched lines that create shadow in the lower right corner.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 9–August 7, 2017.

Hind 134.ii; Hollstein XVIII.138.B.289.ii; NH(Rembrandt).I.244.152 iii
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