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Abraham entertaining the Angels
etching and drypoint
15.9 × 13.1 cm (plate) 16.2 × 13.2 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 29; Hind 286; White & Boon 29; NHD 295
only state
printed in ink (in image) l.l.: Rembrandt f. 1656
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1958
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Gallery location
Not on display


Watermark Form
Arms of Amsterdam
The Arms of Amsterdam motif was a popular watermark in the Netherlands and closely resembles the city's coat of arms today. The three Saint Andrew's crosses represent Amsterdam, and the two rampant lions represent the Netherlands. It is likely this paper was manufactured in France for the Dutch market, as many papers of this time were imported to the Netherlands from nearby countries.
Watermark and variant description
Arms of Amsterdam - variant N.a. Shield with three vertical fields (separated by a single wire), three St Andrew's crosses vertically in the central one. The shield supported by two lions rampant and surmounted by a crown decorated with irregularly shaped jewels on the outside and a double arch inside. There is no platform below the lions, and the letters LA are below.
Closely related watermark references
Churchill 4 (1658); Heawood 428 (1678, Dutch paper in manuscript).
Chain Line Interval
24-25 mm
Laid Line Frequency
10-11 per cm
Placement and spacing of wires
? x 18 [6|26|7] x 17
Wire Side
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