Four Orientals seated under a tree; bearded old men wearing turbans, seated in a half-circle on a terrace, one holding a cup, the other a book, a steep rocky outcrop behind. c.1656-1661
Pen and brown ink with brown and grey wash, touched with white and with some scraping-out, on oriental paper prepared with pale brown wash.
Verso: laid down on remnant of old mat.
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- London, Lawrence Gallery, 1835, no.54 ('Four Turks seated under a Tree, taking Coffee'; probably copied from an eastern drawing; ex. collection T. Dimsdale);
London, Grosvenor Gallery, 1878-9, no.312;
London, 1895, no.380 (notes similarity to etching of 'Abraham and the Angels', Bartsch 29, Hind 286);
London, 1899, no. A53 and under no.281 (before 1656, the date of etching of 'Abraham and the Angels'; notes other drawings from series in the Museum and elsewhere);
1938, no.74 (c.1656; basis of the etching);
1956, p.16, no.9 (the eastern ‘original’ from which copied is dated 1627-8);
1992, BM, 'Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle', no.62, repr. in colour;
1996-7, BM, 'Malcolm Collection', no.86, repr. in colour ;
2003-4, Boston-Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts/Art Institute, 'Rembrandt's Journey:...', pp.215-7, no.143, repr. in colour.
2011 March-June, Tokyo, NM Western Art, Rembrandt: Dark Tonalities
2011 June-Sep, Nagoya City Art Museum, Rembrandt: Dark Tonalities
- asian, eating/drinking
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