Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Willhelm Unger Jewish Bride Etching of Rembrandt painting circa 1885

Willhelm Unger (1837-1932) was regarded as the premier interpreter of Rembrandt's work. This is one of Willhelm Unger's most famous renderings of a Rembrandt painting, The Jewish Bride.

Image size 5.5 x 8 inches, tissue proof mounted on a larger sheet. Printed in warm black ink. Not signed. This was from a deluxe edition of Rembrandt's work. Published c. 1885. This is NOT a modern reproduction.

(Etching is the process of using strong acid to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal . As an intaglio method of printmaking it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains widely used today)

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