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Rembrandt van Rijn original engraving/etching by J. de Frey 1797
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Rembrandt van Rijn original engraving/etching by J. de Frey 1797

1905

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Study of one of the Syndics.

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Rembrandt van Rijn original engraving/etching by J. de Frey 1797

Rembrandt van Rijn 1656

J. de Vrij fecit aqua forti 1797

Study of one of the Syndics.

De Frey, Johannes, an engraver and etcher of distinction, was born at Amsterdam about 1760,
and was instructed in the art by Jacobus Johannes Lauwers. Deprived by nature of the use of his right
hand, he had the courage to pursue the art with his left, and by industrious application surmounted
every difficulty. He became distinguished in his profession as an able designer, and for the bold-
ness of his graver. He engraved many prints after Rembrandt, Flint, G. Dou, and other masters
of that school, which are held in estimation. He settled in Paris in 1814, and died there in 1834.
Among his best plates are :
The Anatomical Demonstration of Tulp after Rem-
brandt. 1T98.
The Magistrates ; after the same. 1799.
The Ship-builder and his Wife ; after the same.
The Family of Tobias ; after the same.
Portrait of Rembrandt ; after the same.
Portrait of Rembrandt's Mother; after the same.
Study of one of the Syndics ; after the same.
Isaac blessing his son Jacob ; after' G. Flink, 1798.
The Family of G. Dou ; after G. Dou. 1798.
The Philosopher ; after BrekelenUamp. 1796.
The Hermit in a Cavern reading ; after the same.
Portrait of Admiral Marten Harpertz Tromp ; after
Lievens. 1801.
Portrait of G. A. Brederode ; after Saillie.

But for picturesque etchings and productions by the needle, the skill formerly displayed has been preserved by Troostwyk, Van Os, Overbeck, Jansen, Chalon, and others. For more highly finished productions, in which the burin and needle must unite, in order to produce a tone, as in the engra. vings of Rembrandt's pictures, Claessens and De Frey are acknowledged masters.

Size:
Sheet app.: 18 x 23.5 cm. 7.25 x 9.25 inches.
Image app.: 13 x 15.5 cm. 5 x 6 inches.
Condition: Overall very good. Light browned paper.