REMBRANDT VAN RIJN A Beggar with his Left Hand Extended.
Etching and drypoint, 1631. 63x41 mm; 2 1/2x1 5/8 inches, thread margins. Biörklund's fourth state (of 4); Usticke's fourth state (of 5); White and Boon's fourth state (of 4). A superb, richly-inked impression of this very scarce, early etching, with traces of burr around the man's extended hand.
According to Usticke, "Extremely rare" (RRR+). We have found only 8 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Bartsch 150; Biörklund 31-O; Hollstein (White and Boon) 150.