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Vliet, Jan van
Beggars Beggars
1632 1632

This print by Jan van Vliet forms the titlepage to a series of ten prints of beggars. An artist who made reproductive engravings after compositions by Rembrandt van Rijn, Van Vliet was also inspired by the Leiden master in this instance. His depiction of an act of charity is a fitting beginning to the series, as is the inscription. It reads, “Our life exists through giving.”

 
Vliet, Jan van
Leiden, Netherlands 1605-Leiden, Netherlands 1668 Leiden, Netherlands 1605-Leiden, Netherlands 1668
Beggars Beggars
1632 1632
Etching and engraving on paper Etching and engraving on paper
9.2 x 6.5 cm
Gift of Kitty Kilian and Marten Jan Bok in honour of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2019 Gift of Kitty Kilian and Marten Jan Bok in honour of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2019
62-005

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