|Salome With The Head Of John The Baptist: Workshop Of Rembrandt Van Rijn
||[Apr. 14th, 2013|11:34 am]
Here's a painting from Rembrandt's circle. It has been attributed to the great man himself (most unlikely- that's not how he lit a scene) and- more plausibly- to Carel Fabritius. Currently it seems to be securely anon. That it was produced in Rembrandt's workshop is almost certain. The executioner looks a lot like Rembrandt himself (that huge nose!)- and if not him could be some other member of the family. The model for Salome is (I think) Rembrandt's wife, Saskia.
So it's not a proper Rembrandt but it's good enough to be one. Psychologically charged. Consider the look that Salome is exchanging with the inscrutably bluff executioner. Conclusion: Rembrandt was a damn fine teacher.