The Artist Drawing from a Model

Rembrandt van Rijnca. 1639 (possibly printed later)

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, United States


  • Title: The Artist Drawing from a Model
  • Creator: Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Date Created: ca. 1639 (possibly printed later)
  • Print State: Second of two states
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Purchase funds, 1958
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper. Watermark: Strasbourg Lily, a close but not exact match to “Strasbourg Lily J.c.” in Ash and Fletcher’s Concordance (p. 210); previously recorded as Petit Écu (Wibiral 8a-d)
  • Keywords: artist portraits, genre, models (people), nudes, portraits, unfinished works of art
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Possibly a posthumous impression because paper manufacturer may date to ca. 1675–1690 (based on “Petit Ecu” watermark identification), or possibly a lifetime impression (based on “Strasbourg Lily” watermark identification and that paper’s other recorded appearances in Ash and Fletcher’s Concordance)
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 233 mm x 181 mm (9.17 in. x 7.13 in.). Sheet dimensions: 250 mm x 198 mm (9.84 in. x 7.8 in.).
  • Bibliography: Bartsch 192; Hind 231; White and Boon second of two states. For student research on the DAC’s Rembrandt holdings’ watermarks vis-à-vis Nancy Ash and Shelley Fletcher’s concordance Watermarks in Rembrandt’s Prints (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1998), see object file “Rembrandt Watermarks 2000.”
  • Associated People: Created by Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)
  • Accession Number: 1958.38.1

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