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Jan Lutma, goldsmith
etching, engraving and drypoint on oatmeal paper
19.6 × 15.0 cm (image, plate and sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 276; Hind 290 ii/iii; White & Boon 276 ii/iii; NHD 293 ii/v
2nd of 5 states
printed in ink (in image) u.c.: Rembrandt / f 1656
printed in ink (in image) c.r.: Joannes Lutma Aurificx / natus Groningae.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Collection of James O Fairfax AC. Presented by Bridgestar Pty Ltd through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2020
Gallery location
Not on display


Watermark Form
Unknown fragment
Watermark and variant description
Unknown fragment
Additional notes
This unknown fragment is captured within an oatmeal paper, rather than a traditional printmaking paper. Named after the appearance of oatmeal, this paper is more coarse, textured and toned in colour. It is made from linen rag and raw hemp fibre, and sometimes coloured fibres, that are beaten so the fibre remain long in order to produce a strong sheet, often used as wrapping paper. The beta-radiograph reveals both the watermark fragment and the characteristic flecked appearance of the paper structure, which is a result of the coarser fibres and beating process used to make oatmeal paper.
Chain Line Interval
23-25 mm
Laid Line Frequency
13 per cm
Placement and spacing of wires
7 x 4 [20|5] x 18
Wire Side
Radiograph taken from