BOL, Ferdinand (1616-80):

St. Jerome in Penitence

Etching, 1644. Hollstein 3, second state of three, with the date lightly scratched in and before the change in signature to Rembrandt
Watermark: Fleur-de-lys
Provenance: W.E. Drugulin (Lugt 2612)

A fine impression, richly printed in the cave, foliage, and objects lower right. Thread margins all round and the corners beyond the arch intact. A couple of horizontal printer’s creases, chiefly invisible except on the saint’s upper arm. Otherwise in very fresh condition. 282 x 245mm.
$7,500