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the jewish brideIn the National Gallery’s ‘Rembrandt, The Last Works’ is his painting of the Jewish Bride.

http://www.nationalgallery.co.uk/products/rembrandt-prints-postcards/rembrandt_the_jewish_bride/p_1038856

The husband has his open left hand on his wife’s back and shoulder; his right hand, open, on her hands and front.

Why did Rembrandt paint this couple, Joseph, Simeon and Lucretia with open hands?

All are in pray. with open hands

they are painting,

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