After Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), Dutch
AN OLD SCHOLAR, CIRCA 1790
Etching and drypoint on tissue-thin paper laid down to a larger paper sheet; inscribed "Rembrandt Fecit" in the plate lower left. Probably by Francesco Novelli (1764-1836) after Rembrandt. Contained in an antique openwork gilded wood carved frame.
Plate 5.7 x 4.5 in — 14.5 x 11.5 cm
Novelli was a painter and engraver in Venice. He was the son of Pietro Antonio, a pupil of Denon and studied his etchings in the manner of Rembrandt.
Gebruder Rohlich/K. Hoflieferanten, Berlin, W., framer's label verso backing;
Estate Collection, Waterloo, Ontario