Rembrandt inventor et feecit [sic]
by Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn).
Rembrandt inventor et feecit [sic]: 1633. Large 4to, 255 x 207 mm. A fine impression with ample margins outside the plate mark, on paper with a foolscap watermark. Archivally framed. § A fine impression of one of only two etchings in which Rembrandt reproduced his own paintings (the other is Christ Before Pilate). This etching depicts the final scene in the parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) in which the Samaritan stopped to help a traveler who had been attacked by robbers. Here he has brought the wounded man on horseback to an inn and pays for the man’s care and lodging. The Good Samaritan repeats with a number of variations the composition of his painting in the Wallace Collection, London. Among Rembrandt’s additions here to the largely empty foreground that appeared in the painting is the defecating dog that adds a strange note of everyday reality to the biblical scene. Provenance: Albertina (Lugt 5d) released as a duplicate: Robert Dumesnil (Lugt 2200); private collection USA from Paul McCarron c. 1970 (p.o.r.). (Inventory #: 122965)