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Rembrandt

John the Baptist preaching, 1634/1635
Berlin, Gemäldegalerie (Staatliche Museen zu [..]
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Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas on panel
The wood used for this panel comes from the same tree as the wood used for the panels of four other Rembrandt paintings: 'Self portrait wearing a beret and two golden chains' from the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid [RKDImages no. 30283], 'Christ and the woman taken in adultery' of The National Gallery London [RKDImages no. 52807], the 'Portrait of Herman Doomer' from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York [RKDImages no. 32162] and the 'Portrait of Aletta Adriaensdr' from the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam [RKDImages no. 2961] (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 2).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (landscape format) 62,7 x 81,1 cm
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • punch on the back: RCA/DOG IN/ROMA
    On the backside: Branded stamp: Slightly oval border 2.0 x 1.9 cm, with inscription: RCA/DOG IN/ROMA
  • label on the back: Zollamtlich abgefertigt/ZOLLAMT / WIESBADEN / HAUPTBAHNHOF
    On the backside: rectangular paper label, green printed characters: "Zollamtlich abgefertigt" and green horizontal bar – over it a round stamp: "ZOLLAMT / WIESBADEN / HAUPTBAHNHOF" in the centre an emblematic animal (walking lion?).
  • label on the back: TR 9006 / 63
    On the backside: label with red serrated edge and printed border: [typewritten] "TR 9006 / 63"
  • label on the back: 729
    On the backside: paper label, 2.5 x 4.5 cm, handwritten in red chalk: "729"
  • label on the back: [Printed] Staatliche Museen Berlin – Gemäldegalerie / Inv.-Nr. / Kat.-Nr [handwritten] III/431/828K, Predigt Johannis
    On the backside: "[Printed] Staatliche Museen Berlin – Gemäldegalerie / Inv.-Nr. / Kat.-Nr. [Handwritten entry: at Inv.Nr.: Roman and Arabic numerals, divided by a diagonal line. At cat. no.: Arabic numerals and letters] III/431, 828K, Predigt Johannis"
  • label on the back: [printed] Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz / GEMÄLDEGALERIE BERLIN / Kat. Nr. [typewritten] 828K, Rembrandt, Die Predigt Johannes d.T., Um 1634/35
    On the backside: "[printed] Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz / GEMÄLDEGALERIE BERLIN / Kat. Nr. [typewritten] 828K, Rembrandt, Die Predigt Johannes d.T., Um 1634/35"
  • label on the back
    On the backside: Small remnants of a paper label with the approximate dimensions of 5 x 5 cm
  • inscription on the back: e. 828K
    On the backside: writing in white chalk: "e. 828K"
  • inscription on the back: June 25/92
    On the backside: writing in white chalk: "June 25/92" (sale Christie's 25 June 1892)
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Rembrandt
Date
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1634/1635 (1634 - 1635)
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Entered on: 2002-11-19; Last modification: 2019-01-25

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Jan Six 11 March 2019
Dit schilderij heeft helaas niets met mijn galerie te maken...

Groet,

Jan
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