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1712 Wandlitz – 1775 Berlin


Portrait of Rembrandt – 1771


Etching.  Size of sheet: 24.6 x 17.1cm. Lettered: ‘Rembrandt se ipsum pinx. / G.f. Schmidt fec. aqua for. / 1771’. Lettered in lower margin with a dedication to Le Sueur: "Dédié à Monsieur B.N. Le Sueur par son ami Schmidt’.


Crayen 1789 (151.II); Wessely 1887 (91.II).


Provenance: Falkeisen & Huber (Lugt 1008).


Beautiful richly inked impression with large margins all around in excellent condition.



Georg Friedrich Schmidt: Portrait of Rembrandt, 1771

  • After the 1669 self-portrait by Rembrandt in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, .

    Schmidt, a son of a poor draper, initially attended drawing classes with the aspiration to become a painter. Due to financial problems, he turned to engraving. With time he acquired a reputation that helped him to be accepted to the Academy in Paris. In 1744 he leaves  France by the inviation of the Prussian King. 

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