Artibus et Historiae no. 10 (V)1984, ISSN 0391-9064
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JULIUS S. HELD - A Rembrandt «Theme»
Rembrandt's frequent and sympathizing rendering of beggars is contrasted to a traditional, unfriendly attitude. The theme of the socially marginal figure (also found, for instance in the Prodigal Son and the Eastern Jew) may have had a psychological attraction for a master whose personality is here considered as having been more complex than is generally thought.