Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669) was a Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker. He is one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history. Rembrandt's works depict a wide range of style and subject matter, from portraits and self-portraits to landscapes, genre scenes, allegorical and historical scenes and mythological themes as well as animal studies.
This work is a reproduction of an original Rembrandt's drawing of about 1655-56, which was purchased by The British Museum in 1895. The print shows a young woman sleeping with her head resting on her right arm. The study is drawn entirely with the brush in brown wash with some white body colour, which is experimental for Rembrandt who mostly used pen or chalk in his drawings. The woman can only be recognised in generalised terms as Hendrickje Stoffels, the wife of the artist.
The reproduction is framed and glazed with Certificate of Authenticity on the reverse.
This print was donated to FARA Clapham