Beggar Leaning on a Stick, Facing Left

Artist: Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)

Date: ca. 1630

Medium: Etching

Dimensions: Sheet (trimmed to platemark): 3 3/8 × 1 13/16 in. (8.6 × 4.6 cm)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926

Accession Number: 26.72.156


Rembrandt made many small etchings of beggars. His alacrity with the etching needle is demonstrated in the way he captured the figure's stance and clothes with only a few quick, well-conceived lines.