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Staalmeesters (Syndics of the Drapers' Guild)
painting of three women enjoying Rembrandt's Syndics of the Drapers' Guild

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
36 1/2" x 27 2/3" or 90 x 70 cm
reserve €2000

It is as if the women on my painting just distracted the wardens of the Amsterdam drapers' guild from their work. That's how Rembrandt has portrayed them. The servant in the background is the only person without a hat.

To avoid having all the heads on exactly the same level, one of the officials is standing, just about to seat himself. This clever solution, the loose brushstrokes and the subtle light make this one of the most lively group portraits of the 17th century.

The syndics monitored the quality of dyed 'laken', a felt-like woolen fabric like a blanket or a bed sheet. Their portrait was intended over the fireplace of the conference room of the laken guild. Rembrandt has adjusted his perspective to take this into account: we are looking at the table as if from below as my figures do also.

Staalmeesters is an original, 100% handmade painting and comes with a hand signed Certificate of Authenticity. The painting is signed at the back and front. An installment plan is possible to spread payments over a convenient length of time.

Shipping takes about two weeks no matter where you live in the world. You'll receive your painting safely packaged and ready to install immediately.

Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions. I would be happy to answer all of your inquiries personally.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma