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This is an oil painting from the year 1631, and despite the state of preservation not being ideal, it’s possible to recognize Rembrandt’s signature. Among several dubious paintings from the Baroque period, this one was authenticated by the author, and that makes it especially valuable. Rembrandt made remarkable portraits of seniors all throughout his career, and he would represent them with delicacy and subtlety rarely seen before.
The prophetess is sitting on a chair or couch reading a large book with loose pages. It’s often called as Rembrandt’s Mother, as some researches would indicate she was referenced on the piece.
Some essential elements must be mentioned. Rembrandt used one of his most known and exceptional techniques to represent the lady: the tenebrism. This technique makes the painting look dark and gloomy, and yet the light that comes from behind the woman shines onto her vests and the books she reads, so she is a bright figure emerging from her dark surroundings.
History tells that Prophetess Anna would be present when baby Jesus was first brought to the Temple by Joseph and Mary. She looked at the baby and without anyone saying a word, pointing out that he was the long-awaited Christ Messiah.
In this portrait, she wears a shiny brown hat, probably made of leather with a light, silky brown ribbon tying it up. The hat almost covers her face, but it’s possible to see her sweet elderly expression and her grey hair. Her face is very blurry, both due to the technique and to the state of preservation of the painting. Still, it’s possible to see her light aging eyes reading the pages. Her mouth is ajar, and her face shows complete concentration.
She wears a red coat that has grey cottony fur over her shoulders. The drapery falls onto her lap showing large folds of heavy cloth. The dark red coat was fully painted with textures, revealing an intricate detail of the embroidery. The coat hides most of the details of the ocher-colored chair, that is all carved in details.
The light shines on to the pages and reflects on her face, so the light that shows her expression is very delicate, from a secondary source. Even though the text is not readable, it seems like it was written in Hebrew.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Prophetess Anna (known as 'Rembrandt's Mother'), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Prophetess Anna (known as 'Rembrandt's Mother') 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.
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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