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1606 - 1669

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Artemisia
(Artemisia)
Painted 1634.
ORIGINAL SIZE: 1,42/1,53 m

One of his earlier masterpieces. Artemisia, queen of Pérgamo, receiving the cup containing his beloved husband Mausolus' ashes from a servant. The painting is signed in 1634, the year in which the painter married Saskia van Uylenborch, who is supposed to be the model for the painting. This fact, his marriage, the subject, all in the picture seemed to represent conjugal love.
 
The lighting and pictorial technique that feautured the luxury dress and the perfect figure shape standing out against shadow are characteristic from those years of Rembrandt's work.

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