Descent from the Cross by Torchlight
21.3 cm x 16.5 cm (8 3/8 in. x 6 1/2 in.)
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (aka Rembrandt)
(Leiden, The Netherlands, 1606 - 1669, Amsterdam)
Medium and Support:
Etching with drypoint
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, University Purchase, 1961
In this impression, the shadows are wearing thin and the contrasts are becoming stark. It retains little of the character of printing or the profundity of expression seen in the collection's extremely early impression of the same subject.