Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

DAC Collection Object Information

record 11 of 19

Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House,

Etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper

Second or third of three states

Print impression quality: Very good

Dimensions (Plate): 162 x 129 mm (6.4 x 5.1 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Rembrandt f. 1648”

Watermark: Initials “H.C.”; possibly initials for H.C. Coising, per Churchill (p. cxxiv)

Accession number: 1938.D1.51

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1938

Provenance / Collectors' marks: J. Maberly (Lugt 1845)

Bibliography: Bartsch 176; Hind 233; White and Boon second or third of three states (probably second based on evidence of shading on door jamb); De Jongh & Luijten, Mirror of Everyday Life (1997), no. 56, pp. 276–280. For student research on the DAC’s Rembrandt holdings’ watermarks vis-à-vis Nancy Ash and Shelley Fletcher’s concordance Watermarks in Rembrandt’s Prints (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1998), see object file “Rembrandt Watermarks 2000.”

Work Type: print

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