Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669 ), during his lifetime, made more than two hundred prints. By the time of The Presentation in the Temple (1640), Rembrandt had investigated to its limits the process of pure etching and increasingly used the drypoint technique. The Presentation is an example of the many prints that Rembrandt executed from stories in the Bible. At least one-third of his work is devoted to biblical subjects, quite surprising considering the influence of Calvinist theology in the Netherlands.
This etching was sold in 1985 for £ 561,000 ($ 836,784).