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Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House

Rembrandt1648

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Details

  • Title: Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House
  • Creator: Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Date Created: 1648
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower right: “Rembrandt f. 1648”
  • Print State: Second or third of three states
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1938
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper. Watermark: Initials “H.C.”; possibly initials for H.C. Coising, per Churchill (p. cxxiv)
  • Keywords: beggars, charity, doorways, genre, houses
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 162 mm x 129 mm (6.38 in. x 5.08 in.).
  • Bibliography: Bartsch 176; Hind 233; White and Boon second or third of three states (probably second based on evidence of shading on door jamb); De Jongh & Luijten, Mirror of Everyday Life (1997), no. 56, pp. 276–280. For student research on the DAC’s Rembrandt holdings’ watermarks vis-à-vis Nancy Ash and Shelley Fletcher’s concordance Watermarks in Rembrandt’s Prints (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1998), see object file “Rembrandt Watermarks 2000.”
  • Associated People: Created by Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)
  • Accession Number: 1938.D1.51

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