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Judith at the Banquet of Holofernes by Rembrandt

    Judith at the Banquet of Holofernes by Rembrandt van Rijn

    Judith at the Banquet of Holofernes by Rembrandt van Rijn was created in 1634. The painting is in Museo del Prado Madrid. The size of the work is 143 x 154,7 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    Standing out against a dark background is the figure of a woman sumptuously attired in an embroidered dress with long, bouffant sleeves, a white silk over-gown with gold braid edging and passementerie fastenings, and a large ermine collar adorned with a gold chain encrusted with rubies and sapphires. She wears a pearl bracelet, double stranded necklace and earrings. Her hair tumbles over her shoulders and is adorned with a string of pearls and a gold chain. Read more in Museo del Prado.

    About the Artist: Dutch Golden Age painter, printmaker and draughtsman Rembrandt was born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden, in the Dutch Republic, now the Netherlands. As a boy, he attended a Latin school. At the age of 13, he was enrolled at the University of Leiden, although according to a contemporary he had a greater inclination towards painting. In 1624 or 1625, Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden, which he shared with friend and colleague Jan Lievens. In 1627, Rembrandt began to accept students, which included Gerrit Dou in 1628 and Isaac de Jouderville… Read more

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