Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt’s Etchings

February 11 – May 13, 2007


04fatherOUMA has the honor to exhibit 35 rare etchings from the John Villarino Collection, celebrating 400th Anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt. Widely recognized as the greatest practitioner of the etching technique in the history of art, Rembrandt created 300 prints that constitute a body of work unparalleled in richness and beauty. He repeatedly chose beggars as the subject for his etchings. Dutch author, art historian, and editor of: The Complete Etchings of Rembrandt, Gary Schwartz, contributes an essay to the exhibition catalogue.