Woman Sitting Half-Dressed Beside a Stove, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1658

Woman Sitting Half-Dressed Beside a Stove, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1658

etching, h 225mm × w 186mm. More details

Other artists instructed their models to pose as characters in famous historical or mythological scenes. Rembrandt, in contrast, chose to make a direct reproduction of the models in front of him. The woman in this etching is presented with a nude upper body, sitting unostentatiously in a domestic interior near a stove. Rembrandt remained true to his principle, namely seeking inspiration in daily life.

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