Bernhard Bakat of sent two new items. The first is Vladimir Nuzhdin’s engraving of Rembrandt van Rijn’s Belshazzar’s Feast, an oil painting at the London, National Gallery. The story behind the piece is taken from the Old Testament book of Daniel.

King Belshazzar held a feast, and during the feast, “the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall of the King’s palace…” (Dan. 5:5). The mysterious hand wrote a message to the king. In the upper right hand of the flat, you will notice that Vladimir supplies the text: “Mene, Mene, Tekel, and Parsin,” which means “God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brogue it to an end.”

“That very night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was killed. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old” (Daniel 5:30).

The first pic is of the engraving: engraved by Vladimir Nuzhdin.


The next two pics are of the flat painted by Philippe Fourquet with two different backgrounds.



The next one is of Rembrandt’s original painting. I think you will agree that Vladimir’s engraving is a remarkable likeness to the original and that Philippe demonstrates amazing talent in painting it.


St. Valentine’s Day

The next figure was engraved by Regina Sonntag after a drawing by Walter Crane. It is 70mm, one sided, 84 x 93 mm.

St. Valentine's Day
St. Valentine’s Day

Both pieces can be purchased at

Thanks for the photos Bernhard.

2 thoughts on “Two New Pieces from Bernhard Bakat

  1. Fantastic painting of Philippe !!! and not sure which one s the original. Congratulations to the engraving of Vladimir, very accurate transcription of the painting !

    This is art, and art is reaching perfection nowadays !!!

  2. Well, Philippe Fourquet is a wonderful painter of flats, but the first picture is not the Rembrandt’s one
    It is Philippe’s on a black background

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