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Portrait of a Young Woman with a Fan  1633

by Rembrandt

This animated portrait has a pendant showing the sitter’s husband rising from a chair (Taft Museum, Cincinnati). When seen together, husband and wife seem to respond to each other, making these among Rembrandt's most inventive compositions of the early 1630s. Rembrandt's early experience as a painter of dramatic history scenes and his close study of physiognomy and charact...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art