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Christ Disputing with the Doctors, 1652

  • Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669

Etching and mezzotint printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 4 7/8 × 8 3/8 inches (12.4 × 21.3 cm) Sheet: 5 × 8 1/2 inches (12.7 × 21.6 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

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Signed and dated, in plate, lower left center of image: Rembrandt f 1652

Watermark, center: [illegible mark, vertical letters across center of sheet]; Stamp, in black ink, center, left, verso: Scripps 1888 [added in ink to the stamp]

Inscribed, in brown ink, lower left, verso: N:RA: | Ravo: | Prima Nova - | BO Bario Inscribed, in pencil, left center, above stamp, verso: 940

March 1888, Gabrielli Sale (Rome, Italy); 1895, (F. Keppel and Co., New York, New York, USA). Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Dutuit, E. Le Peintre Graveur. Paris, 1881-1888, no. 68. Nowell-Usticke, G.W. Rembrandt's Etchings, States and Values. Narberth, PA, 1967, B65, third state.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Christ Disputing with the Doctors, 1652, etching and mezzotint printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S940.