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ID: 700001978Record Type: Movable Work
Een oude vrouw, waarschijnlijk Rembrandts moeder, Neeltgen Willemsdr van Zuydtbroeck (gest 1640), vermoedelijk voorgesteld als de profetes Anna (easel painting (painting by form); Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Leiden 1606-07-15 - Amsterdam ...; 1631; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); SK-A-3066; RM001.collect.5243)
Note: The old woman reading in such a thoughtful manner is St Anna the Prophetess. According to the biblical story she was a woman of extreme old age who served God day and night in the Temple. She was present when Joseph and Mary brought their son Jesus to the Temple. St Anna immediately recognised Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah. Rembrandt shows Anna deeply absorbed in studying the Bible. The light comes from behind her, touching on her Oriental-looking headdress stitched with gold thread and her red velvet cloak and shining directly on the Bible and her hand pointing to the Hebrew letters. Rembrandt painted this old woman's hand with great care, with its thin wrinkled skin and clearly visible veins. Anna's face, however, is hidden in shadow.
Titles:
Een oude vrouw, waarschijnlijk Rembrandts moeder, Neeltgen Willemsdr van Zuydtbroeck (gest 1640), vermoedelijk voorgesteld als de profetes Anna (preferred,C,U,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
An old woman, probably Rembrandt's mother, Neeltgen Willemsdr van Zuydtbroeck (d 1640), apparently in the guise of the prophetess Anna (C,U,DE,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
easel painting (painting by form) [300177435] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by form>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1631

Creator Display:
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Leiden 1606-07-15 - Amsterdam 1669-10-08) [preferred,VP]
painter Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch painter, draftsman, and printmaker, 1606-1669) [500011051]
Locations:
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: SK-A-3066; RM001.collect.5243
Display Materials: oil on panel
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
panels (wood) [300014657]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>, wood (plant material), <wood by form or function>)

Dimensions: 60 x 48 cm
Events:
exhibition: Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art: Treasures from the Rijksmuseum - II - C, 2007-01-27 - 2007-05-06
exhibition: Rembrandt & Oranje, 2006-04-01 - 2006-07-31

General Subject:
portrait (preferred )
human figure(s)

Specific Subjects:
woman (female human) [300025943]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by gender>) (AAT)
Zuytbrouck, Cornelia Neeltgen Willemsdr van (Dutch, mother of Rembrandt van Rijn, 1568-1640) [500354747]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: aankoop 1928-12
Inscriptions: signatuur en datum RHL 1631
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Een oude vrouw, waarschijnlijk Rembrandts moeder, Neeltgen Willemsdr van Zuydtbroeck (overl. 1640), vermoedelijk voorgesteld als de profetes Anna. Een zittende oude vrouw, lezend in een groot boek dat opengeslagen op haar schoot ligt.
Sources and Contributors:
Een oude vrouw, waarschijnlijk Rembrandts moeder, Neeltgen Willemsdr van Zuydtbroeck (gest 1640), vermoedelijk voorgesteld als de profetes Anna........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
An old woman, probably Rembrandt's mother, Neeltgen Willemsdr van Zuydtbroeck (d 1640), apparently in the guise of the prophetess Anna........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-A-3066; accessed 13 September 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/SK-A-3066?lang=en; accessed 14 September 2012
Dutch ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-A-3066; accessed 13 September 2012
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