The Jewish Bride by Rembrandt van Rijn
It is not sure though that the woman is Jewish, and whether she is the bride of the pictured man. One can only speculate about the identities in the painting. It is possible that Rembrandt painted the Jewish Bride because he was commissioned by the couple who wanted to be pictured as Biblical figures like Ruth and Boaz, or Isaak and Rebekka. Similar portraits were common at the time Rembrandt created this painting.
Some art historians suggest it is Rembrandts son Titus van Rijn represented in the painting. In 1668 Titus married Magdalena van Loo. In 1929 however, Jac. Zwarts identified them as the Jewish married couple Miguel de Barrios and Abigail de Pina. Also it is suggested they could be Barholomeus Vaillant and Elisabeth van Swanenburg, ancestors of Christiaan Everhard Vaillant, possibly the oldest known owner of the painting.
Vincent van Gogh was so overwhelmed by the painting that he wrote his brother Theo ‘he would gladly give 10 years of his life’ just absorbing the painting.
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