Self Portrait as a Beggar
etching, 116x70mm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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The facial features in this etching are similar to Rembrandt's Open Mouth etching of the same year. In both, the figure's forehead is puckered into a frown and the mouth is open revealing several teeth with a beam of light falling across the tongue. The figure sits at the foot of a rugged hill with a single button fastening his coat. Rembrandt probably developed this etching from a print by Lucas van Leyden. In the van Leyden version the beggar is sitting with his wife on a almost barren rock.

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