Nov 03, 2015 - Sale 2396

Sale 2396 - Lot 347

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 50,000
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 printing above the figure and with uncleaned, partially inky plate edges. A superb, early and richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce, early etching.

Possibly 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, see lot 354). Bartsch 174; Biörklund 30-B; Hollstein (White and Boon) 174.