Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Old Beggar Woman with a Gourd’, circa 1630, Forum Auctions

Without watermark, a fine early impression of New Hollstein's second state (of two), showing all the fine vertical scratches on the right side of the woman and with inky plate edges at the top and right, trimmed to platemarks and slightly within at the lower edge, sheet 101 x 48 mm. (4 x 1 7/8 in), unframed.

Hind 80; New Hollstein 40 ii/ii

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