African Woman, Rembrandt van Rijn, c. 1630

African Woman, Rembrandt van Rijn, c. 1630

etching, h 112mm × w 84mm More details

We do not know where Rembrandt saw this African woman, but his close colleagues also portrayed her in these years. The fluid, sketchy execution of her face gives the impression that he worked quickly. He indicated what she was wearing only vaguely, although the feather on her cap suggests that she most certainly came from far away.

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