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The Sleeping Herdsman
  • Rembrandt van Rijn
    born: Leyden, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands)
  • The Sleeping Herdsman, circa 1644
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • etching, burin
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 78 x 58 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 1/16 x 2 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift from the John J. Talleur and Ann Talleur Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0206
Catalogue raisonné

Three figures in foreground -- herdsman sleeps on right while a couple "plays" on the left. Tree and cattle in background.