Sleeping Watchdog

1637–40
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)


Catalogue Raisonné

Benesch 0455

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.3 x 16.8 cm (5 5/8 x 6 5/8 in.) Framed: 31.4 x 36.5 cm (12 3/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.519

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, with touches of opaque white watercolor, on cream laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Provenance

By 1947, Lucien Guiraud, Paris; by descent to his widow; June 14-15, 1956, Guiraud collection sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris lot 62, sold to M. Gobin, Paris, and William H. Schab, New York; 1956, sold by Schab to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1956)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund