Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit
Eugène Fromentin discovers these paintings during a trip to Holland in July 1875. He describes it in these terms: "Imagine a Dutch Velasquez, more intimate and more collected". The two hanging paintings are the only life-size portraits in Rembrandt's work. The range of colors, around black, white, gray is noticed by Fromentin who writes: "Black, gray, white, nothing more, nothing less, and the tone is unparalleled".