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Creator:
Print made by Richard Houston, ca. 1721–1775, British
after Rembrandt van Rijn, 1606–1669, Dutch
Title:
The Philosopher in Contemplation
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/8 × 14 1/2 inches (26.4 × 36.8 cm), Plate: 9 7/8 × 14 inches (25.1 × 35.6 cm), and Image: 9 9/16 × 13 15/16 inches (24.3 × 35.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "aguatint"

Lettered, lower left: "Rembrandt pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "R. Houston fect."; lettered, lower center: "THE PHILOSOPHER IN CONTEMPLATION. | printed for E Bakewell & H. Parker in Cornhill, Jn.Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, & R Sayer, in Fleet Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.963
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22653
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