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  • Title: The Ship of Fortune
  • Creator: Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Date Created: 1633
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate with date “1633”
  • 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. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1941
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching on cream laid paper. Watermark: Bottom of house with door and window (cut off?), upper center; similar to Churchill 519 and 575 and Heawood 1206-08 (plate 161)
  • Keywords: allegory, marine views, nudes, ships
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 112 mm x 164 mm (4.41 in. x 6.46 in.). Sheet dimensions: 114 mm x 167 mm (4.49 in. x 6.57 in.).
  • Bibliography: Bartsch 111; Hind 106; Münz 256; BB. 33-E; White and Boon second of two states: “Plate reduced to 113 x 166. Cross hatching added to shading on Fortune’s back…. Signature, partly burnished out, covered with shading.” 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: 1941.D1.34

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