An old woman reading, probably the prophetess Anna (commonly called Rembrandt’s mother)

  • J. Bruyn
  • B. Haak
  • S. H. Levie
  • P. J. J. Van Thiel
  • E. Van De Wetering
Part of the Stichting Foundation Rembrandt Research Project book series (RRSE, volume 1)


A not entirely well preserved but undoubtedly authentic work, reliably signed and dated 1631. The interpretation of the subject as the prophetess Anna is plausible.


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© Stichting Foundation Rembrandt Research Project MCMLXXXII, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bruyn
  • B. Haak
  • S. H. Levie
  • P. J. J. Van Thiel
  • E. Van De Wetering

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