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Rembrandt van Rijn, 1606-1669
Three heads of women, one asleep
Etching, 1637
S. J. Ferris Collection
Gift of Mrs. J. L. G. Ferris, 1932

Ferris's Rembrandt etchings, like those of George Perkins Marsh, probably are impressions made in Paris during the 18th or early 19th century. Although printed from the original plates, these later, somewhat worn editions were less expensive and more available to collectors than fine early impressions.

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