Oct 29, 2019 - Sale 2522

Sale 2522 - Lot 91

Price Realized: $ 2,344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
A Beggar Man and a Beggar Woman Conversing.

Etching, 1630. 78x66 mm; 3 1/8x2 5/8 inches, thread margins. Usticke's second state (e) (of 3), with the scratches between the man's hand and the woman's hip. A very good, evenly-printed impression with strong contrasts and inky plate edges.

The two beggars represented 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 (see lots 111 and 123). Bartsch 164; Biörklund 30-A; Hollstein (White and Boon) 164.