Man Drawing from a Cast
9.1 cm x 6.4 cm (3 9/16 in. x 2 1/2 in.)
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (aka Rembrandt)
(Leiden, The Netherlands, 1606 - 1669, Amsterdam)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
The Man Drawing from a Cast is one of a number of etchings in which Rembrandt mused about the nature and activity of artistic representation. So modest in scale, so intimate in tenor, it is probably the most earnest and absorbing.