• Specificaties
    Authors

    Marlies Stoter, Justus Lange (editors)

    ISBN

    9789462583030

    Number of pages

    168

    Size

    23 x 28 cm

    Illustrations

    174 images in colour and black and white

    Execution

    Hardcover

    Language

    English

    Year

    2018

    In collaboration with

    Fries Museum, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Kassel

    Exhibition

    23 November 2018 to 17 March 2019 (Leeuwarden)
    12 April to 11 August 2019 (Kassel)

  • Rembrandt van Rijn married Saskia Uylenburgh, the love of his life, in Friesland in 1634. Saske, to give her baptismal name its Frisian form, was born and brought up in Leeuwarden. The famous painter came to know her when Saskia visited her cousin in Amsterdam.

    This book sketches a picture of marriage in the time of Rembrandt and Saskia: the most famous married couple Friesland has ever produced. Their story is at the same time the tale of a society marriage in the seventeenth century, from courtship to testaments. What preceded the most crucial step in a person’s life and what would a chic wedding such as theirs have been like? How much was the lasting bond of marriage valued and what was life like after the marriage – for better or for worse?

    Touching paintings, precious objects, letters and poems will reveal to you that the meaning of the marriage vows then was not so different to what they mean to us now.


Specificaties
Authors

Marlies Stoter, Justus Lange (editors)

ISBN

9789462583030

Number of pages

168

Size

23 x 28 cm

Illustrations

174 images in colour and black and white

Execution

Hardcover

Language

English

Year

2018

In collaboration with

Fries Museum, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Kassel

Exhibition

23 November 2018 to 17 March 2019 (Leeuwarden)
12 April to 11 August 2019 (Kassel)


In het kort

Rembrandt van Rijn married Saskia Uylenburgh, the love of his life, in Friesland in 1634. Saske, to give her baptismal name its Frisian form, was born and brought up in Leeuwarden. The famous painter came to know her when Saskia visited her cousin in Amsterdam.