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Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Beggar Man and Woman Behind a Bank, 1630

Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, 1606-1669
Title: Beggar Man and Woman Behind a Bank
Date: 1630
Medium: Etching, drypoint and burin on paper
Signature: Signed in monogram lower right "RL" in the plater
Description: 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.
Reference: NHD 51, B 165; H 13; BB 30-5
Dimensions: 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.
Framed Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 16 7/8 in.
Inventory Number: 165912403
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