Etching on vellin type paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 11.5 x 15 cm. The image size is ca. 11 x 14.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 4.5 x 5.9 inch. The image size is ca. 4.3 x 5.7 inch.
Original antique print, untitled. It shows: an frontal portrait of an old man wearing a cloak and necklace, said to be Rembrandt’s brother. Separately published master print, published 1768. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Ref: Wessely 129.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Schmidt after an unidentified artist in the Rembrandt school. The original was formerly attributed to Rembrandt. Georg Friedrich Schmidt (Schonerlinde 1712 – Berlin 1775) was a German engraver and designer. He studied art under Busch and later Larmessin in Paris. In 1757 he was summoned to Saint Petersburg to engrave the portrait of Empress Elizabeth. His etching and engraving style (in the manner of Rembrandt) gained him great recognition and is ranked among the best work in Germany at the time. He created ca. 200 etchings and engravings in his lifetime.
Condition: Excellent, given age. Margins cropped to the platemark, remains of attachment to the rear. Pencil annotations and tow ink collector’s stamps to the rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully, as it accurately reflects the condition of the print.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-PORTRAIT-OLD MAN-REMBRANDT-BROTHER-SCHMIDT-REMBRANDT CIRCLE