Oct 29, 2019 - Sale 2522

Sale 2522 - Lot 89

Price Realized: $ 60,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
A Beggar Seated on a Bank.

Etching and drypoint, 1630. 118x71 mm; 4 3/4x2 3/4 inches, thread margins. Usticke's first state (e) (of 2), with the fine vertical lines distinct above the figure and with uncleaned, partially inky plate edges. Partial Strasburg Lily watermark. Ex-collection unknown collector, ink stamp verso (not in Lugt). A superb, early and richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce etching.

Likely an early self-portrait in the guise of a beggar. There is a strong resemblance in this beggar's face to Rembrandt's Self Portrait, Open-Mouthed, also from 1630 (Bartsch 13). Bartsch 174; Biörklund 30-B; Hollstein (White and Boon) 174.