In May 2012 Goldmark Gallery held a major exhibition of remarkable Rembrandt etchings.

Rembrandt is regarded by most as perhaps the greatest etcher the world has ever seen. The technical mastery and inventiveness with which he made his 300 or so etchings was already recognised in his lifetime and his prints were widely sought after.

Auction prices for first state etchings have ranged from hundreds of thousands to a million dollars for a single print.

The 78 etchings in our exhibition were all printed from Rembrandt’s original plates in the first few years of the 1800s (Basan edition).