Woman Wearing Indian (?) dress
  • Woman Wearing Indian (?) dress

    TitleWoman Wearing Indian (?) dress
  • Technique/ MaterialPen and brown ink, brown wash, white water-colour on yellow brown, paper. Framing line in brown ink.
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 20 x 14,2 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 55 x 42 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 59,7 x 46,7
  • DatingMade late 1630s
  • 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 2076/1863
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1863 Kongl. Museum
  • Collection Dutch Drawings in Swedish Public Collections
  • Description
    Images and media

    Rembrandt started by making a sketch of the nude female body. Then he drew the dress with heavier strokes and washes while the contours of the body were covered with white water colour, which over time has become transparent. The drawing belongs to a group of images of women in richly adorned garb, some of which are inspired by Indian miniature paintings. They are probably costume sketches to be used in historical paintings.