Collection Online
The second oriental head
15.2 × 12.6 cm (plate) 15.2 × 12.8 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 287; Hind 132; White & Boon 287; NHD 150
only state
printed in ink u.r.: Rembrandt. geretuckert
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1958
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display


Watermark Form
Eagle, double-headed
The Eagle watermark first appears in early Italian papers where the bird is often found perched and closed-winged. As papers developed the Eagle motif was shown with displayed open wings, sometimes wearing a crown and sometimes with two heads. The Eagle, double-headed watermark in this paper is also known as the Imperial German Eagle, a mark found in early 16th century papers of Germany, Switzerland and Central France. On the breast of the eagle is the Basel Crozier symbol, linking the watermark to the papermaker Heusler who also used the motif. The Eagle mark is common in many forms throughout 17th century papers.
Watermark and variant description
Eagle, double-headed - variant C.a.b. Large double-headed eagle, each head with a small crown. On the breast shield with a Basel crosier flanked by the initials I*D.
Closely related watermark references
Voorn 3 (1637); Heawood 1302 (1633-34, Holland, Schieland)
Chain Line Interval
23-27 mm
Laid Line Frequency
11-12 per cm
Placement and spacing of wires
122 x ? [10|23|27|25|9] x ?
Wire Side
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