Portrait of Haesje Jacobsdr van Cleyburg, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1634

Portrait of Haesje Jacobsdr van Cleyburg, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1634

oil on panel, h 68.6cm × w 53.4cm More details

Rembrandt travelled to Rotterdam to portray the brewing couple Haesje van Cleyburg and Dirck Pesser, who were part of the city’s Remonstrant elite. While at first glance her attire may seem modest, in reality it was quite lavish. The millstone collar around her neck was a very expensive accessory, requiring as much as fifteen metres of fabric.

On display in room 2.8

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