Rembrandt B 83 Descent From the Cross by Torchlight

Much sought-after by Rembrandt collectors, this is among the ten most popular Rembrandt etchings.

Signed & dated Rembrandt f. 1654, this is a FIRST STATE before the regular diagonal right-left shading in the upper right portion of sky; square corners on plate extremes, very strong, very dark, very rich impression, sky very black, strong burr on coat of man to right of torch, on flame of torch and on Christ's beard. A very rich strong impression of a very popular plate.