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This Is A Beautiful Etching, After Rembrandt, By Master Engraver Amand Durand. Titled "Adam And Eve" (Year Of Original 1638). This Piece Is In Excellent Condition, And Has Never Been Framed. Measurements: Image Size Is 7 X 5" On 14" X 10" Somerset Paper. Comes With A Certificate Of Authenticity. Ref. #28 According To The British Catalogue, Circa 1797, Is A Hand Pulled-Etching From The Authentic & Original Copper Rembrandt Plates By Armand-Durand (1831-1905) Overseen By Art World Industries, Inc. Amand-Durand Blindstamp Seal On Lower Right. Rembrandt Was Born In 1606 In Leiden, Holland. Before His 30th Birthday, The Name Rembrandt Had Become Synonymous With Artistic Excellence. The Dutch Master Was Known Worldwide For His Highly Prized Series Of Classical Etchings. These Images Are Known For Their Delicacy Of Tone And Intricacy Of Detail. To Raise Funds In 1657, Rembrandt Sold The Plates At An Auction Of His Entire Estate To A Prestigious European Family With The Expressed Stipulation That Not Even One Of The Etchings Could Be Printed Until A Full 100 Years Had Passed After His Death. The Family Faithfully Honored The Binding Agreement. Owing To Their Great Popularity And Soft Metallurgical Consistency, The Original Plates Became Worn By The Mid 1800's. To Save These Genius-Inspired Works, Amand Durand, A Master Engraver, Born In France In 1831, Spent The Major Part Of His Career Exactly Duplicating The Genius Of Rembrandt Onto Hard, Lasting Copper Plates. Art Historians And Critics Have Been Stunned By The Incredible Quality Durand Achieved Through His Own Technical Genius. Historical References Indicate That Armand Durand's Amazing Skills Were Well Known To Expert Of The 19th And Early 20th Centuries. Many Esteemed Art Critics And Curators Feel That Durand's Works Not Only Do Great Justice To Rembrandt's Original Concepts But Subtly Improve On The Legendary Dutch Master In A Technical Sense The. Copper Plate Was Reworked By Amand Durand In The Late 1800s And This Piece Was Made From That Plate. It Is Beautiful. We Very Much Appreciate Your Interest In This Piece. Any Further Inquiry Can Be Addressed At Info@Artisticfindings.Com. We Look Forward To Hearing From You! Thank You. The Staff At Artistic Findings.

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