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Two Beggars Fighting

A work made of etching and engraving, with drypoint, in black on off white laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and engraving, with drypoint, in black on off white laid paper.

Date:

1612–16

Artist:

Jacques Bellange
French, c. 1575-1616

About this artwork

The uneven appearance of Jacques Bellange’s experimental printmaking techniques and his exaggeration of the human body complement this genre scene of two transients—a pilgrim and a hurdy-gurdy player—fighting a mock-epic battle. Their interlocking pyramidal form achieves a certain grandeur and scale, which is lacking in the many contemporary, but more overtly satirical, depictions of beggars.

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Artist

Jacques Bellange

Title

Two Beggars Fighting

Origin

France

Date

Artist's working dates 1575–1616

Medium

Etching and engraving, with drypoint, in black on off white laid paper

Dimensions

320 × 218 mm

Credit Line

Prints and Drawings Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1957.330

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