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ETCHING Abraham's Sacrifice
The etching is available without (w.m.) or with a mount. The mount is cream coloured, 30 x 40 cm.
Abraham's sacrifice (B35), 1655.
Etching and drypoint, only state.
The image size is 15.6 x 13.1 cm.
Just as Abraham made to slay his son an angel came between the two because God was sufficently convinced of Abraham's obedience, Genesis 22:9-14.
Handprinted etching: how do we make the most beautiful reproductions of Rembrandt's etchings? First the etching is photographed. The best photograph is transferred to a copper plate which is covered with a special layer to make it sensitive to light. All the unexposed areas in this layer where black lines occur can then be washed away. The copper is exposed and grooves are created when the plate is subsequently immersed in a bath of acid. Once the plate is ready, it can be printed. The printing is done by hand. The final result comes very close to Rembrandt's original. It is as if the master himself has been at work.