Project Description

REMBRANDT HARMENSZOON VAN RIJN, Beggar Man and Woman Behind a Bank, 1630, Etching, drypoint and burin on paper, Framed
REMBRANDT HARMENSZOON VAN RIJN, Beggar Man and Woman Behind a Bank, 1630, Etching, drypoint and burin on paper, Unframed

Beggar Man and Woman Behind a Bank, 1630

Harmensz van Rijn REMBRANDT 

1606-1669

Etching, drypoint and burin on paper
Signed in monogram lower right “RL” in the plater

This 17th century impression of exquisite quality is rarely seen outside of a museum print room. According to New Hollstein’s Dutch & Flemish, this is impression IX out of IX. The man’s upper arm, formerly shaded with horizontals, now reworked with cross-hatching with the burin. The area of shadow on the shoulder and chest has also been reworked. Additional shading with short strokes added to the right of the man’s hands and to the left side of the stick under his hands. Cross-hatching has been added to the fold of the man’s cloak above the woman’s purse. A line and some shading added to the right arm of the woman,
defining her right elbow.
The back has been reworked with the burin, giving it a straight outline.
This impression was also trimmed to the plate mark. This impression can also be found in collections in Amsterdam at the Rijksmuseum, Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts, Cambridge at the Fogg Art Museum (Harvard University), London at the British Museum, Paris at the Petit Palais, and Washington D.C. at the library of Congress, to name a few.
NHD 51 B 165; H 13; BB 30-5

Artist

Harmensz van Rijn REMBRANDT 

Title 

The Raising of Lazarus: small plate

Date

1642

Medium

Etching, drypoint and burin on paper

Inscriptions

Signed in monogram lower right “RL” in the plate

Dimensions

3 3/4 x 2 5/8 inches (9.53 x 6.67 cm)

Inventory Number

165912403