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The Money Changer is a relevant oil that represents a tax collector working. A few paintings were composed around this theme. Some famous examples are The Tax Collectors by Quinten Massys or the famous Portrait of a Man 9 (Portrait of a Young Banker) by Jan Gossaert. This is Rembrandt’s take on a profession that was getting more and more famous and prestigious. Rembrandt’s Money Changer is swamped in the middle of papers and ledgers brightened by golden candlelight as he examines a coin. The painting follows the traditional style of the artist, with darkened surroundings and a beacon of light in the middle. It’s a small, yet abnormally detailed art piece.
The money changer himself is dressed in rich garments and is represented to show wealth. He wears a pastel-blue thick mantle with gold ornaments and golden buckles. On top of that, there is a white ruffle collar. He wears a grey hat that fades into the shadows. The painting is very dark and forms an organic shape of light in the middle.
The light shines in gold tones, showing the surroundings of the old man. His face is full of wrinkles, and he has a strong, focused facial expression. His mouth is partially opened, and his eyes stare straight at the coin in his right hand. He has a faint white beard and round glasses. His nose is pink as if he had just walked on the cold weather and he holds the candle with his left hand.
To his right, there is a massive book and the writing - despite it not being legible - seems to be Hebrew. This would be corroborating with a negative stereotype. There is a series of interesting objects around him — a small pile of coins, some purses, and a scale. All objects are very relevant to a man of his profession. To his left, there is an enormous pile of papers, books, and purses. These objects are not organized and convey the feeling that this man is swamped with work.
His surroundings are dark and ominous, but some objects are readable. For example, there is a cabinet opened behind him. It’s possible to see a shade of a bottle in it but not many other details. A large column full of ornaments and details is framing the picture on the left side of the viewer, informing us that this man is doing his work in a posh and luxurious place.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Money Changer, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Money Changer 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.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
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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