Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69)
'Christ Presented to the People'
Etching (Bartsch 76, State V)
Museum no. CAI 636
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides
This is a good impression of the late fifth state of the print, taken after Rembrandt reduced the plate at the top. He did this so as to print the image on a single sheet of his expensive Japanese paper. But the alteration also had the effect of placing the figures of Christ and Pilate right in the centre of the composition.