REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN

Leiden 1607-1669 Amsterdam

A Young Man Leaning on a Stick, Turned to the Left

Pen and brown ink

5 ⅝ x 3 ⅜ inches

143 x 87 mm

Provenance

Private collection, England

Dr. Nicolaas Beets (1878-1963), Amsterdam, from whom purchased for 1,500 guilders on 30 October 1928 by

I. Q. van Regteren Altena (1899-1980), Amsterdam (Lugt 4617)

Thence by descent

Sale: London, Christie’s, The I.Q. van Regteren Altena Collection, Part 1, 10 July 2014, lot 42, illustrated


Exhibitions

Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt Tentoonstelling, 1932, cat. no. 224 (catalogue by F. Schmidt-Degener)

Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, De Jérôme Bosch à Rembrandt: Dessins Hollandais du XVIe au XVII Siècle, 1937-38, cat. no. 78, pl. 11 (catalogue by F. Schmidt-Degener)

Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Paris, Fondation Custodia, and Brussels, Bibliothèque Albert 1er, Le Cabinet d’un Amateur: Dessins flamands et hollandaise des XVIe et XVIIe siècles d’une collection privée d’Amsterdam, 1976-77, cat. no. 102, pl. 76 (catalogue by J. Giltaij)

Yokohama, Sogo Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Art Museum, and Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art, Rembrandt and the Bible, 1986-87, cat. no. 39, illustrated, p. 96 (exhibition organized by C. Brown, E. Haverkamp-Begemann, C. White, et al.)

Kassel, Staatliche Museen, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, and Amsterdam, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, The Mystery of the Young Rembrandt, 2001-02, cat. no. 50 (catalogue entry by E. de Heer)


Literature

K. Bauch, Die Kunst des jungen Rembrandt, Heidelberg, 1933, pp. 28, 122, fig. 124

O. Benesch, Rembrandt: Werk und Forschung, Vienna, 1935, p. 10

O. Benesch, The Drawings of Rembrandt, 6 vols., London, 1954, vol. I, cat. no. 27, fig. 28 (as circa 1628-29)

E. Haverkamp-Begemann, “Review: O. Benesch: The Drawings of Rembrandt,” in Kunstchronik, XIV, 1961, p. 20

W. Sumowski, “Unbekannte Rembrandtzeichnungen,” in Kunstchronik, XV, 1962, p. 274

O. Benesch, “Neuentdeckte Zeichnungen von Rembrandt,” in Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen, VI, 1964, p. 108

W. Sumowski, “Rembrandtzeichnungen,” in Pantheon, XXII, 1964, p. 234

O. Benesch, Collected Writings, vol. I, “Rembrandt,” London, 1970, p. 248

O. Benesch, The Drawings of Rembrandt, enlarged and edited by Eva Benesch, London, New York, 1973, cat. no. 27, fig. 32

P. Schatborn, “Papieren kunst van Rembrandt en Lievens,” in Rembrandt en Lievens in Leiden, een jong en edel schildersduo, exhibition catalogue, Leiden, Museum de Lakenhal, 1991-92, p. 74, fig. 30

M. Royalton-Kisch, The Drawings of Rembrandt. A revision of Benesch’s catalogue raisonné, 2012, [http:/rembrandtcatalogue.net/] (as 1629)

Drawn circa 1628-29


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