Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Beggar Seated on a Bank’, 1630, David Tunick, Inc.

Hind 11; Hollstein 174, only state;
New Hollstein 50, first state of two,
before the plate is reduced in size

Kornfeld, 21 June 1989, lot 153; to
David Tunick, Inc., New York; 1990 to
Private collection, New York; and
Within the same family

About Rembrandt van Rijn

A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

Dutch, 1606-1669, Leiden, Netherlands, based in Amsterdam and Leiden, Holland