Sold on thesaleroom.com: Rembrandt etching turns head at auction06 December 2019 A recent sale at Forum Auctions included a group of etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669).
They were entered for sale by a Gloucestershire lady and included this example titled Self-Portrait in a Flat Cap and Embroidered Dress.
The 3.75 x 3in (9.5 x 7cm) print was a ‘good and even’ impression of the first or possibly second state of three known versions c.1642.
An earlier owner was Hermann Weber (1817-54) whose massive collection of Old Master prints was dispersed in Leipzig across two auctions in 1855-56.
Estimated to bring £3000-5000 at Forum’s auction in London on November 21, it sold to a bidder via the thesaleroom.com at £13,000.
The group also contained a lifetime impression of the artist’s mother, which tipped over top estimate to sell for £10,000, and an etching of a sleeping puppy. Described as ‘very scarce and delicate’, it more than doubled hopes to sell for £12,000.