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The Best Men

The painting the two young men are looking at is the worldfamous The Jewish Bride by Rembrandt. The figures on Rembrandts painting probably aren't Jewish at all, most likely they're posing as the biblical figures Isaac and Rebecca. An artdealer in the 19th century though saw in this painting a Jewish father giving his daughter a necklace for her marriage. Since then it was known as The Jewish Bride. It doesn't really matter, my figures are still best men!

kind regards, Gerard Boersma

The Best Men
G. Boersma
acrylics on masonite
6" x 6", 15 x 15 cm


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