Rembrandt van Rijn, 'The Hundred Guilder Print (Christ Healing the Sick)'

Rembrandt van Rijn, 'The Hundred Guilder Print (Christ Healing the Sick)'

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69)
'The Hundred Guilder Print (Christ Healing the Sick)'
Completed about 1649
Etching (Bartsch 74, State II), impression on Japanese paper
Museum no. CAI 638
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

This print, valued by the artist himself at a hundred guilders, is one of the greatest achievements of European printmaking. It has been a prize sought by all Rembrandt collectors. Ionides bought this choice impression on Japanese paper from his trusted dealer, Thibaudau. He paid £300 for it, as much as he paid for many of his oil paintings.