Sheet of Studies: Head of Rembrandt, Beggars, etc.

Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669), Sheet of Studies: Head of the Artist, A Beggar Couple, etching, c. 1632, etching. References: Bartsch 363, Hollstein (White and Boon) 363, second state (of 2); Usticke’s first state (early) (of 4); Bjorklund 32-1In generally good condition, with small margins, 4 x 4 1/4 inches, with a partial Arms of Amsterdam watermark watermark (Ash/Fletcher 1).

Provenance: Oval stamp (not identified in Lugt); Initials in ink (W [Wilson?]; D) also not identified in Lugt.

A fine crisp impression, very rare particularly in an impression of this quality; the plate for this print is not known to have existed after Rembrandt’s death.