Prints and a Few Drawings from Great Collections of the Past

  1. Master MR, Christ on the Cross
  2. Dürer, St. Bartholomew
  3. Dürer, Christ Before Caiaphas
  4. Raimondi, Philosophy
  5. Raimondi, Façade with Caryatids
  6. Beham, Job Conversing
  7. Beham, Satyr Sounding a Horn
  8. Beham, Peasant Couple Walking
  9. Caraglio, Martyrdom of St. Paul
  10. Aldegrever, Standard Bearer
  11. Pencz, Feeding the Hungry
  12. Pencz, Artemisia Preparing
  13. Falconetto, Tomb Surmounted
  14. Claesz, St. Peter Seated
  15. Treu, Noble Dancers
  16. Master FP, Hercules Killing
  17. Brun, February
  18. Solis, Arithmetria
  19. de Bruyn, The Circumcision
  20. Sadeler, Virgin and Child
  21. Goltzius, A Young Man
  22. Matham, The Planets
  23. Brizio, Extensive Landscape
  24. van de Velde, Fête Villageoise
  25. van de Velde, Backgammon
  26. van Uyttenbroek, Tobias
  27. van Uyttenbroek, Bacchus
  28. Rembrandt, The Small Lion Hunt
  29. Hollar, Woman with Headdress
  30. Saftleven, Dutch Peasant
  31. Ostade, Bust of a Peasant
  32. Stoop, A Grazing Horse
  33. Fyt, Set of Animals
  34. Bega, The Three Drinkers
  35. Anonymous, Landscape
  36. Nanteuil, Charles Benoise
  37. Nanteuil, Cardinal Mazarin
  38. Nanteuil, Pierre Seguier
  39. van Vliet, St. Jerome Sitting
  40. Cossin, Ornament Design
  41. Sirani, St. Eustace
  42. Somer, Hagar and Ishmael
  43. Daullé, La Muse Clio
  44. Tiepolo, The Holy Family
  45. MacArdell, Hannah, Mrs. Horneck
  46. Laurie, Elizabeth, Dutchess
  47. Denon, Village Scene
  48. Charlet, Les Français
  49. Pieraccini, Holy Family
  50. Daumier, Y n’y a rien comm’
  51. Daubigny, Les Ruines du Chateau
  52. Daubigny, Lever de Lune
  53. Meryon, Le Petit Pont
  54. Rops, La Poupée du Satyre
  55. Whistler, Old Hungerford Bridge
  56. Legros, Un Coin de Rivière
  57. Buhot, Frontispice
  58. Forain, La Rencontre
  59. Pennell, Hampton Court Palace
  60. Delâtre, Silhouette de Femme

28. Rembrandt van Rijn

The Small Lion Hunt (with One Lion)

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Rembrandt, The Small Lion Hunt

The Small Lion Hunt (with One Lion)

Other Images:

Etching, ca. 1629, 157 x 117 mm., Bartsch 116, Hind 6 only state, Boon & White 116 only state. Very fine, early impression on paper with a foolscap watermark and with narrow margins outside the platemark all around. According to Nowell-Usticke, early impressions of this print show a mass of vertical scratches on the plate and that is clearly the case here. The tip of the lion’s tail, left unfinished by Rembrandt in the plate, has been skillfully added here in pen and ink, presumably by another hand. One might wonder where Rembrandt had seen a lion hunt, since he did three etchings of them. The answer is in Persian and Indian miniatures, many of which he personally collected. A very scarce print, RR-, according to Nowell-Usticke.

Unidentified CH blindstamp (Lugt 555). Lugt mentions that the stamp is found on Rembrandt etchings.

Unidentified W in a double circle (Lugt 2595). Lugt mentions that some scholars attribute the mark to Alexander Anderdon Weston, a London collector known to own a fine group of English portrait prints. Since Weston had his own collector’s mark (L. 65), and Rembrandt is a far cry from English portraits, we tend to doubt this.