[Netherlands] [Aechje Claesdr.]Het Orgineele Schildery is berustende in de Versumeling van de Heer C.S. Roos te Amsterdam.
Uitgegeven door C.H. Hodges, Amsterdam, 1814.
Mezzotint, fine with very large margins; platemark 405 x 290mm (16 x 11½"). Fine; collector's stamp of Bernard Houthakker verso.
Mezzotint of Rembrandt's portrait of Aechje Claesdr (London, National Gallery), the widow of Rotterdam brewer Jan Dammasz. Pesser. In 1634 Rembrandt visited Rotterdam to paint Aechje and also her son and his wife. Engraved by Charles Howard Hodges (1764-1837), London-born artist who in 1792 moved to the Netherlands, where he spent the rest of his life and became a sought-after portrait painter as well as mezzotint engraver. This impression was once in the collection of Bernard Houthakker (1884-1963), an important Dutch dealer and publisher. His collection of prints by Hodges was sold by Sotheby-Mak van Waay B.V. in Amsterdam on 15 June 1982, at which time they were stamped in brown (as here). Many of the the prints from that sale were acquired by Christopher Lennox-Boyd, some of which have since entered the British Museum.
Ex: collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Charrington 77.ii (as 'an old woman'); CS not described; L.1272
[Ref: 36368] £360.00