Rembrandt Works

The Great Jewish Bride by Rembrandt
  • Rembrandt

  • The Great Jewish Bride , 1635

  • Original Etching

  • 8.8 " x 6.6 "
  • The title of this etching is a traditional one, based on an eighteenth-century identification of the subject as the daughter of the Jewish physician Ephraim Bonus (see Bartsch 278). In fact, the woman bears a general resemblence to Rembrandt's wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh, to whom he was betrothed in 1633 and whom he married in the following year. From 1633, her physiognomy provided him with a model of a female type that came to dominate his portrayal of women.