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Image of Descent from the Cross by Torchlight 41402


Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Leyden, 1606 – 1669, Amsterdam); Pierre-François Basan (Paris, France, 10/23/1723 – 2/12/1797, Paris, France)


Descent from the Cross by Torchlight

Creation Date



mid-17th century


8 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (21.59 x 19.69 cm)

Object Type


Creation Place

Europe, Netherlands

Medium and Support

etching on paper

Credit Line

Gift of Stuart and Beverly Denenberg


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Object Description

Per Donor:
A superb, dark and richly inked impression with strong contrasts and no sign of wear.
printed by Pierre-François Basan in the first 'recueil,' c 1785-90on unusual Oriental paper apart from the ordinary ‘receuil’ edition. Narrow to thread margins, and before the diagonal shading in the upper right corner. The letters “A G countermark” to an unknown watermark.

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