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Image: Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House

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Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House

1648
17th century
162 x 129 mm (6.4 x 5.1 in.)

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, (1606–1669)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper
State: Second or third of three states
Print impression quality: Very good
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “Rembrandt f. 1648”
Marks: Watermark: Initials “H.C.”; possibly initials for H.C. Coising, per Churchill (p. cxxiv)
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, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1998), see object file Rembrandt Watermarks 2000.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1938
Accession Number: 1938.D1.51

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This object has the following keywords:
  • beggars - Those who subsist by asking for alms. WCOL9 [December 1992 alternate term added. December 1990 descriptor added.]
  • charity - From TGM: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/tgm/item/tgm001902
  • doorways - Denotes openings, which contain or could contain a door, that provide access into or out of building spaces. [March 1993 descriptor moved. August 1991 scope note changed.]
  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • houses - Individual dwellings designed to be occupied by a single tenant or family. [July 1995 descriptor moved. March 1995 scope note added. November 1992 related term added.]

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

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