Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit

Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit are two paintings by the Dutch painter Rembrandt, painted independently for the couple's wedding. They have always been preserved and exhibited together, and are now jointly owned by the Netherlands and France.

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".

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