Two Studies of Women with Children
  • Two Studies of Women with Children

    TitleTwo Studies of Women with Children
  • Technique/ MaterialPen and brown ink, brown wash on off white paper. Watermark.
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 16,5 x 16,7 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 55 x 42 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 59,7 x 46,
  • DatingMade middle of 1640s
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch, born 1606, dead 1669
  • CategoryDrawings, Free-hand drawings
  • ClassificationDrawing
  • Geographical originHolland [historisk region], _Region
  • Inventory No.NMH 2039/1863
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1863 Kongl. Museum
  • Collection Carl Gustaf Tessins samlingDutch Drawings in Swedish Public Collections
  • Description
    Images and media

    The sketches of two women, one with an infant on her lap, the other breastfeeding, are examples of Rembrandt’s ability to capture the most subtle and emotional of human interactions. Drawings of women and children were an important part of Rembrandt’s work, especially during the 1630s and 1640s, when the artist’s own children were born. Often these everyday scenes are found in his etchings and paintings with Biblical themes.