November 3, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 110: REMBRANDT VAN RIJN Beggar Man and a Beggar Woman Conversing.(33 views)
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REMBRANDT VAN RIJN
Beggar Man and a Beggar Woman Conversing.
Etching, 1630. 78x66 mm; 3 1/8x2 5/8 inches, small margins. Usticke's third state (of 3). A very good, evenly-printed impression with strong contrasts.
The two beggars conversing on this plate, which is among Rembrandt's earliest etched compositions with a pair of peasant figures, bear a striking resemblance to the beggar man and woman on his early Sheet of Sutdies, etching, circa 1632. Bartsch 164; Biörklund 30-A; Hollstein (White and Boon) 164.