[Jan Uytenbogaert, Goldweigher]
Etching on laid paper, sheet 245 x 255mm (9½ x 10"). Trimmed inside platemark lower edge
Rembrandt's portrait of Jan Uytenbogaert, 'The Goldweigher'. Uytenbogaert sits in a fur-trimmed cloak and soft beret at a table, writing in a ledger while handing a small bag to a youth who kneels beside him. Chests and barrels in right foreground, a scale hanging from a hanging-shelf above the table which is littered with bags and coins, a picture of Moses and the brazen serpent on the wall behind and a man and woman waiting at a counter on left. The dealer and printmaker William Baillie (1723-1810) acquired three original Rembrandt plates: 'Jan Uytenbogaert, Goldweigher' (offered here); 'Cornelis Anslo, Preacher'; and 'The Hundred Guilder Print'. Due to their age and the number of impressions that had been taken from them since Rembrandt etched the plates, they required reworking by Baillie in order to yield further impressions. Baillie's own prints were also often impressions of Rembrandt.
For another version of 'the Goldweigher', see ref. 28969.
[Ref: 38311] £950.00