Musical Company, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1626

Musical Company, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1626

oil on panel, h 63.5cm × w 48cm More details

The subject of this painting is a mystery: is it an exhortation to praise God through singing and string music, or a scene of seduction with the old woman as a procuress? In any case, in this early work Rembrandt used elements from his own surroundings: his mother modelled for the old woman, and Rembrandt’s own features can be recognized in the young man.

On display in room 2.8

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