This etching is a 17th century copy of the original etching by Rembrandt from 1641. The image has been printed in mirror image to the original; with several miscellaneous pencil notations on the reverse from prior collectors.
A superb impression with wide margins; in very good condition.
A copy in reverse after the original etching by Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt (Leiden, 1606 - Amsterdam, 1669), this dramatic work depicts one of the most celebrated biblical parables from the Old Testament. Notable is the strong use of light and shadow, creating a sharp chiaroscuro effect that illuminates the retreating angel while highlighting the shocked expressions on the figures to the right.