Beggar Man and Woman

Rembrandt van Rijn (attributed to), 1606 - 1669



Beggar Man and Woman

Rembrandt van Rijn (attributed to) 1606 - 1669

Summary

A reproduction produced by the Vasari Society of a drawing by Rembrandt. The drawing shows two figures: a woman on the left and a man on the right. The woman is facing towards the right and has both hands raised in front of her. She is wearing a tatty dress and a hat. The man is facing towards the left and is looking down and forwards. He has his hands behind his back and is also wearing a hat. Text from the accompanying booklet produced by the Vasari Society: "No. 26 REMBRANDT (b. 1606; b. 1669) BEGGAR MAN AND A WOMAN Collection of Sir Archibald Campbell, Bart., of Garscube. From the Richardson senior, Reynolds, Lawrence, and Esdaile Collections. Pen and bistre. 12.6 x 11 cm. (4 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.) A characteristic example of a type of study common in Rembrandt's earliest period. Among the etchings, B. 172 (1630) and B. 178 (1634) present attitudes resembling that of the man in the drawing. In the woman looking down, with her hands raised in astonishment, Rembrandt might have been thinking of a resurrection of Lazarus, but the figure does not correspond with any in his finished compositions. A. M. H."


Object Name

Beggar Man and Woman

Date Created

1908-1909

Dimensions

support: 45.6cm x 38.1cm

accession number

1932.72.26

Medium


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