May 06, 2021 - Sale 2566

Sale 2566 - Lot 77

Price Realized: $ 17,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
A Ragged Peasant with his Hands Behind Him, Holding a Stick.

Etching, circa 1633. 97x74 mm; 3 5/8x2 3/4 inches, thread margins. Biörklund's sixth state (of 6), with the architectural sketch lower right; Usticke's sixth state (of 6); White and Boon's sixth state (of 6). Ex-collection unknown collector, initial R and associated inscription in pen and brown ink verso (not in Lugt). A very good, dark impression of this extremely scarce etching.

According to Usticke, "Very rare (RRR)."

We have found approximately only 12 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Bartsch 172; Biörklund 30-7; Hollstein (White and Boon) 172.