Death Appearing to a Wedded Couple, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1639

Death Appearing to a Wedded Couple, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1639

etching, h 109mm × w 79mm More details

A young couple stands hand in hand before an open tomb, from which Death rises up in the guise of a skeleton draped in his tattered shroud and holding an hourglass and a scythe. Rembrandt depicts the elegantly clad couple looking straight into the eyes of the Grim Reaper. They are thus directly confronted by the transience of life.

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