Beggar in a High Cap, Standing and Leaning on a Stick, 1630 (?)

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As a young man, Rembrandt made many etchings of beggars and other denizens of the streets. They would come to inform the figures populating his complex biblical images. Notice two major precepts of Rembrandt's printmaking: He treated the copper etching plate as if it were a sketchpad, and he drew informally and intuitively, rejecting the formulaic approach taken by many professional printmakers.

Beggar in a High Cap, Standing and Leaning on a Stick
Artist Life
Accession Number
James Reiss, violet stamp verso (L. 1522).
Catalogue Raisonne
Hind 15 ii/ii; B.162; M.2 III ii/ii; Holl. 162 os; B-B. 31-1
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