Woman Leaning Through an Open Door, after Rembrandt van Rijn(?)
15.3 cm x 14.7 cm (6 in. x 5 13/16 in.)
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel
(Weesp (The Netherlands), 1726 - 1798, Amsterdam)
Medium and Support:
Etching with roulette, printed in sepia
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Lawrence Lawver, 2008
Ploos van Amstel was a discriminating collector of earlier drawings and an extraordinarily talented self-taught printmaker. Refining techniques and developing new processes for etching, he brought the reproduction of drawings to an unprecedented level, with many of his works appearing hand-drawn. This is a choice example because of its very appealing subject, semblance of rich ink wash, and perfect preservation. The estate stamp on the verso shows that it remained in Ploos’s own collection.