A fine and rare print of Rembrandt's Mill which was painted around 1645. Mezzotint with etching, published by Samuel William Reynolds, Bayswater, December 10th 1832.
Sheet size: 16.5 in x 14.5 in. Plate size:15 7/8 in x 13 7/8 in
In the publication of 1903, 'Samuel William Reynolds' by Alfred Whitman of the Dept of Prints and Drawings British Museum, this print is reproduced to "illustrate the style and charadler of Reynolds"... "a plate that attracts by its dignity and repose".
S.W.Reynolds was a mezzotinter, and occasional portrait and landscape painter. He was taught mezzotint engraving by John Smith and in turn he taught Samuel Cousins and David Lucas. He was patronised by Samuel Whitbread, who sorted out his financial affairs. He exhibited at the RA between 1797-1827 and Paris between 1825 & 28, exhibiting several mezzotints at the Salon of 1827. The original painting of The Mill by Rembrandt van Rijn is held at National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries The Mill was well known to connoisseurs and artists who valued it as one of Rembrandt's greatest creations.