Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Rembrandt’s Mother Reading (1629)

(Wilton House, Wiltshire, UK)

During his stay in Leiden in the period 1625-1631 Rembrandt made a lot of portraits of old people such as this one. The sitter is usually identified as Neeltgen Willemsdr. van Zuytbrouck (1569-1640), mother of Rembrandt. A nice portrait with the typical use of light by Rembrandt. Painting from 1629