May 06, 2021 - Sale 2566

Sale 2566 - Lot 75

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
Beggar Man and Beggar Woman Conversing.

Etching, 1630. 78x66 mm; 3 1/8x2 5/8 inches, thread margins. Usticke's second state (e) (of 3), with the horizontal scratch between the man's hand and the woman's hip distinct. Ex-collection Ottokar Mascha (Lugt 1903, verso). A very good, evenly-printed impression with strong contrasts.

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 Studies, etching, circa 1632 (see lot 79 . Bartsch 164; Biörklund 30-A; Hollstein (White and Boon) 164.