Rembrandt van Rijn
The plate for The Star of the Kings: A Night Piece, 1651-1654
Purchase, Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Fund
Dimensions: Sheet: 4 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (12.07 x 14.29 cm)
Catalogue Raisonné: Bartsch 113
Clement de Jonghe 1679; '40 dry coningh star'; Pieter de Haan 1767, lot 37, for fl. 6-- to Fouquet; Claude-Henri Watelet 1786, lot 365. Rembrandt plates en bloc to Basan for 500 Livre; Pierre-Francois Basan (died 1797), by descent to Henry-Louis Basan (his stock list nr. 1407), sold c. 1809 to Auguste Jean (his stock list 1810, died 1820), by descent to his widow, Veuve Jean, auctioned 1846, lot 540, bought by August Bernard (retired 1876), by descent to his son, Michel Bernard, who sold it in 1906 to Alvin-Beaumont, who sold it in 1937 to Robert Lee Humber (died 1970); his heirs, sold in 1993 through Artemis London in association with R. M. ight; Poughkeepsie (NY) Vassar College
Published References v
Exhibition History v
Poughkeepsie, New York, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, "Grand Gestures: Celebrating Rembrandt", April 7-June 11, 2006
Poughkeepsie, New York, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, "Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial," April 11 - June 29, 2014
Ithaca, New York, H.F Johnson Museum, Cornell University, "Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings," September 23rd - December 23rd, 2017. Cat.no.33, repr.
Oberlin, Ohio, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, "Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings," February 5th - May 11th, 2018. Cat. no.33, repr.