Artibus et Historiae no. 60 (XXX)

2009, ISSN 0391-9064

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AVIGDOR W. G. POSÈQ - A Proposal for Rembrandt's Two Versions of Slaughtered Ox

Rembrandt's in the Louvre and its earlier version in the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum has been the subject various interpretations, ranging from an attempt to relate the pictures to the artist's financial difficulties or to a search for potential literary sources in the Old and the New Testaments. A careful consideration of the seldom noted female personages which appear in both pictures allows a keener insight of the intense emotional meaning which each of the two paintings had for the master.

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