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De ‘joodse’ Rembrandt: de mythe ontrafeld.

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Translated title The “Jewish” Rembrandt. The myth unraveled
Author

Jasper Hillegers.

Curators

Mirjam Alexander, Edward van Voolen.

Imprint

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2006. 96 pp., illustrations: 60 col., 25 × 17.2 cm. Dutch.

ISBN

ISBN-10 904008467X

Location

Joods Historisch Museum (10 November 2006–4 February 2007)

Description

A systematic dismantling of “myths” about Rembrandt’s relationship with the Jews. Current theories on the Jewishness of his portraits, the nature of his relationship with Menasseh ben Israel, the identity of his painting “Jews in the Synagogue”, his knowledge of Hebrew letters, and his motivation for living in the Jewish Quarter are debunked through a reconsideration of the works that have played a central role in the formulation of these ideas.

main keywords

AMSTERDAMMENASSEH BEN ISRAELPAINTINGSPORTRAITSREMBRANDT VAN RIJN

minor keywords

Hebrew letters in non-Jewish artNetherlandsPaintings, synagogues

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 4 pp., 1 col. illus., 21 × 14.8 cm.

Other edition

Alexander-Knotter, Mirjam, Jasper Hillegers, and Edward van Voolen, The “Jewish” Rembrandt. The myth unraveled, Amsterdam, 2008. English translation of Dutch original.

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