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Jews in Synagog (B.126)

Jews in Synagog

  • Etching and drypoint on wove paper with threadbare margins. Signed and dated in the plate, Rembrandt f. 1648, just above and to the right of the head of the standing man with the walking stick. Paper loss into the image area of the lower right corner.
  • Biorklund Barnard's second state of three, White and Boon's second state of three, and Nowell Eusticke's third state of seven, still showing the two heavy vertical strokes and the seven vertical lines on the sabot (shoe) of the standing man at the far left.
  • According to Nowell Eusticke, an intermediate to late third state impression after the Watelet retouch (circa 1767) with the regular right to left shading added to the lower right section of the stone under the seated man.
  • Nowell Eusticke refers to this impression as, "light". 
  • The Pharisees was one of the two most well-known Jewish sects from the time of Jesus (along with the Sadducees).
  • White and Boon further comment that the traditional title cannot be correct because Rembrandt shows Mizrachi and Ashkenazi Jews in one interior, whereas these two different sects never met in the same synagogues.

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