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Woman sitting half-dressed beside a stove
etching, engraving and drypoint
22.8 × 18.7 cm (sheet, trimmed to platemark)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 197; Hind 296 vii/vii, White & Boon 197 vii/vii; NHD 307 vi/vii
6th of 7 states
printed in ink (in image) u.r.: Rembrandt f. 1658.
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
Countermark PB
Early European papers were made with a watermark and a secondary mark known as a countermark. Each mark is traditionally sewn in the centre of each half of the paper mould. Papermakers would often design watermarks and countermarks to represent their own monogram or personal symbol to distinguish their paper. Initials are commonly used as countermarks and can signify the papermakers name, the name of the paper mill, a place name, or a patrons name.
Watermark and variant description
Countermark PB - variant A.a.b. The initials PB. The letters double-wired. Probably a countermark to Arms of Amsterdam, variant B.
Chain Line Interval
24-25 mm
Laid Line Frequency
12-13 per cm
Placement and spacing of wires
12 x [22] x 2
Wire Side
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