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The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight

A work made of etching and drypoint on ivory japanese paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching and drypoint on ivory japanese paper.




Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606-1669

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Rembrandt van Rijn


The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight


Netherlands (Artist's nationality:)

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Etching and drypoint on ivory Japanese paper


Sheet, trimmed within platemark: 20.9 × 15.6 cm (8 1/4 × 6 3/16 in.)

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Claudia S. Cassell, Richard Franke, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hixon Glore, Louise Landau, Randall Rademaker, and Print and Drawing and Purchase funds; Stanley Field, Suzanne Lord Folds, Everett D. Graff, Hannan, Henry M. Huxley, William McCallin McKee Memorial, and Print and Drawing Capital Campaign endowments; through prior acquisitions of Stanley Field, Katharine Kuh and Miss Ellen N. Lamotte

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