Tray with the Jewish bride of Rembrandt
This image represents a man and a woman in intimate embrace. The title, The Jewish Bride, should not be taken too literally; perhaps the painting does not represent a Jewish woman, and whether she is the bride or the consort of the man is not certain either. Who is depicted, is the subject of speculation. It is possible that Rembrandt painted the work on behalf of the couple and that they were depicted as biblical figures, for example Ruth and Boaz or Isaac and Rebekah. Such portraits (portraits historiés) were not uncommon in Rembrandt's time. Melamine tray 27 x 20 cm.