Beggar with a Stick, Walking to the Left

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Pupil of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
ca. 1631
Etching on paper.
83 x 39 mm
RvR 242
NHD 108, I
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D.G. de Arozarena (ca. 1860), South America and Paris; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Signed in monogram and dated lower left (not by Rembrandt), "RHL 1631".
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Watermark: None.
Attributed to Van Vliet. (Schuckman et al., no. 21a.)
Doubtful, particularly in view of the Lievens-like background, though Münz's attribution to van Vliet is unconvincing. (White and Boon)
Etching by unknown pupil of Rembrandt.
Lower part of face and of right leg unshaded. (White and Boon)

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