Fries Museum Rembrandt & Saskia : Love and Marriage in the Dutch Golden Age

Rembrandt & Saskia : Love and Marriage in the Dutch Golden Age

Regular price £19.95

This handsome exhibition catalogue accompanying an exhibition at the Fries Museum tells the story of Rembrandt and his marriage to Saskia, the love of his life. Paintings, drawings, etchings, objects, letters and poems tell the tale of a society marriage in 17th century Holland. 

The year 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death. Rembrandt van Rijn married Saskia van Uylenburgh, the love of his life, in Friesland (the Netherlands) in 1634. The famous painter came to know her when she visited her cousin in Amsterdam, Hendrick van Uylenburgh, Rembrandt's art dealer.

This book sketches a picture of marriage in the time of Rembrandt and Saskia. Their story is the tale of a high society marriage in seventeenth century Holland, from courtships to weddings to daily married life and funerals. 

Paintings, drawings, and etchings by Rembrandt, as well as letters and poetry, are featured alongside wedding portraits, objects, and jewellery from the period, offering insight into what weddings and married life meant in the Golden Age of 17th century Holland.

  • Authors: Marlies Stoter and Justus Lange
  • Hardcover: 168 pages | 174 colour illustrations
  • Date published: February 2019
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-9462583030
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 23.0 cm