1) Peasant with hands behind his back; 2) Beggar man and beggar woman conversing by Rembrandt

Rembrandt etched a number of small plates of beggars which are similar in subject matter and format to the series Les Gueux published in 1622 by Jacques Callot.


Details

Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
1) 6 x 5 cm; 2) 8 x 6.7 cm
Acquired in:
2010
Bequeathed by:
Elnora Ferguson through The Art Fund

These two etchings, date from about the time the artist settled in Amsterdam, and extend the number of Rembrandt's genre prints in the Hunterian. They form part of a bequest of four works to be distributed to museums in the UK through the Art Fund.

Provenance

Elnora Ferguson.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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