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Johannes Wtenbogaert is a portrait made of the minister over the year of 1633. He was a Dutch Protestant minister and one of the most important people of the beginning of the Dutch Republic. During this period, Rembrandt was still making a name for himself, and he ended up creating one of the most important portraits of this time.
This artwork is a half-length portrait that shows the minister wearing a calotte, that is a plain black skull cap. The gentleman is dressed in a pitch black tabard. He is in a plain background, but unlike many of Rembrandt’s portraits, in this one, the clothes of the central figure are the darkest part and contrast with the mid-tones of the background - most pieces have a darker background than the rest of the picture, and the central figure stands out in lightness. Despite the intense darkness of the clothes, it’s possible to tell apart the tabard from a thick fur collar that covers the garment up to the chest length. On top of these garments, Johannes Wtenbogaert wears the historically traditional white collar that appears in several pieces of the time.
The face and the hands of the 76 years old man stand out from the shadows and are painted in a varied palette of light warm tones. His left hand holds his chest in a pose, and the right one holds a crumpled piece of dark cloth, possibly a pair of leather gloves. The details on the hands are not as striking as the brushstrokes that define his facial expression. There are two theses for this: either the artist wanted to draw attention to the central part of the figure and concentrate both the focus of light and detail on his majestic face, or the hands were done by an assistant.
His face is amazingly intricate and full of lines and expressions that define his countenance. The eyebrows are lifted, his brown elderly eyes stare directly to the viewer. There are wrinkles around his eyes, and he has a silver beard that covers his mouth, and a little bit of silver hair comes down from the small cap. His face is painted in warm skin tones with pink notes on the eyes, nose, and ears.
There is a large opened book with loose pages behind, facing him.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Johannes Wtenbogaert, Remonstrant Minister, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Johannes Wtenbogaert, Remonstrant Minister that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
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You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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