Beggar in a Large Coat

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Title

Beggar in a Large Coat

Description

"Beggar in a Large Coat" (1647) print presents stylistic techniques characteristic of Ostade's etchings, which enliven the figure of the beggar. While focusing solely on the disheveled figure, Ostade applied a detailed study of physiognomy and sure confident strokes that made the peasant figure type identifiable. The etching displays a loose sketchy stroke in the folds of the figure's coat and in the hat's crumpled shape. In addition, the contour of the beggar's body and its expressive posture is described with a fluid hatching.

Creator

Ostade, Adriaen van

Type

Still Image

Identifier

von-ostade-beggar.jpg

Files

von-ostade-beggar.jpe

Citation

Ostade, Adriaen van, “Beggar in a Large Coat,” Artistic Treasures from the Knox College Special Collections & Archives, accessed January 18, 2018, http://knox.omeka.net/items/show/78.