15 January, 2008

The Jewish Bride by Rembrandt Postcard

The painting on the postcard is entitled The Jewish Bride and is a work of Rembrandt. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history.

The Jewish Bride Postcard

The Jewish Bride shows an elegantly dressed man and woman in a vague, dark room. The man has lovingly placed his arm around the woman's shoulder and a hand on her breast. Very carefully she touches his hand with her fingertips. Both are staring straight ahead, they seem deep in thought. A few objects can be recognised in the obscure background: beside the woman is a plant in a pot and behind her an architectural fragment.

Additional Information:
Portrait of Two Figures from the Old Testament, known as 'The Jewish Bride'
1667
Oil on canvas
121.5 x 166.5 cm
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

SOURCES:
Rembrandt Wikipedia Entry
The Jewish Bride Wikipedia Entry
The Jewish Bride, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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