Rembrandt van Rijn: Two peasants talking about the weather (1634)
(Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
A set of two sketches by the Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669). These two were inspired by 2 engravings with the same subject by the German artist Hans Sebald Beham (1500-1550) but Rembrandt doesn't copy the orginals uses his own style - including the words the peasants are saying.
The left peasant: 'tis vinnich kout' - "It is very cold" (with Sebam the peasant says: 'ES IST KALT WEATHER' which also means 'it is very cold')
The right peasant: 'Dats niet' - 'it's not' (with Sebam the peasant says: 'DAS SCHAD ET NIT' which means 'it doesn't hurt')
Sketches from 1634