Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Beggar man and beggar woman conversing’, circa 1630, Forum Auctions

Without watermark, second state (of three), a good impression with plate tone, showing the scratch between the couple, platemark 78 x 66 mm. (3 1/16 x 2 5/8 in), sheet 82 x 69 mm. (3 1/4 x 11 1/16 in), tipped at one edge onto cream wove paper with unidentified collector's number, '157 D', in brown ink, unframed.

Hind 1923 7; New Hollstein 45 ii/iii

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