Half Length of an Angel after Rembrandt

Half Length of an Angel after Rembrandt

"The other day a Rembrandt sketch was sold in a public sale, I would like you to have seen it, it was the figure of the Angel Gabriel standing, which is in the sky of his etching of the annunciation to the shepherds. What a marvel! The colour had remained quite bright; perhaps originally it was all yellow. The shadows were much more coloured than he usually does them, and were probably very pronounced blue, green and violet, but of an exquisite unity and harmony." Theo to Vincent. Paris, Sunday, 16 June 1889
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Painting Date
15th of September 1889
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“The other day a Rembrandt sketch was sold in a public sale, I would like you to have seen it, it was the figure of the Angel Gabriel standing, which is in the sky of his etching of the annunciation to the shepherds. What a marvel! The colour had remained quite bright; perhaps originally it was all yellow. The shadows were much more coloured than he usually does them, and were probably very pronounced blue, green and violet, but of an exquisite unity and harmony.”

Theo to Vincent. Paris, Sunday, 16 June 1889

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 54 x 64 cm Size 15 Figure
Saint-Rémy, France: September, 1889
Location unknown
F: 624, JH: 1778

Where Vincent Was:
Saint Remy

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