Friday, October 24, 2008

Portrait of a Lady, Age 62 - Rembrandt

Price in US $ - 28,700,000

The work dates from Rembrandt's early career in Amsterdam. It is a truly magnificent portrait, painted with love and sympathy. Rembrandt shows there can be great beauty in a portrait of a woman of 62.

According to Mr. Noortman, the present owner of the painting, “You can tell that the woman in this painting must have been someone Rembrandt really liked, because it is so intimate. There is such feeling in it that you fall in love with the old lady just looking at it. I fell in love with her even though she's meant to be 62 - and my wife didn't even mind.

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