Cornelis Claesz Anslo, Mennonite Preacher 1886 Etching After Rembrandt. Amand Durand.
Cornelis Claesz Anslo (1592-1646) was the preacher of the Mennonite community of the Waterlanders of Amsterdam. He wrote various theological works in which he defended Mennonite orthodoxy against the attacks of the Socinians. The same year as the completion of this plate, Rembrandt painted a portrait of Anslo with a woman who is probably his wife.
Rembrandt makes reference to the sitter’s occupation in the manner of his representation. Anslo holds an upturned book in his right hand, with a pen held between the fingers, and, with his other hand outstretched in an oratorical gesture, explains a passage from the Bible.
This is a superb 19th Century impression laid down on thick wove paper. A very crisp plate. Reproduced my master engraver Amand Durrand.
Some foxing to the outer margins of the page but not the plate itself. Pencil marks to the top of the Page .
15 .5 cm x 19 cm plate size. Unframed.
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