Gedempte Molenwijk 18-20
8442 BG Heerenveen
In a serene, sensuous style of writing and through a compelling narrative
of great psychological depth, Rembrandt's Whore does for the Dutch Master
what Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring did for Vermeer. Immortalised
in many of his greatest works of portraiture, Hendrickje Stoffels was Rembrandt's
common law wife - and it is through her eyes that we are plunged into the
midst of both a passionate affair and a turbulent era of Dutch history.
First a servant, then his lover and confidante, Hendrickje fills the void
in Rembrandt's life after the death of his wife and two of their children.
But whilst they celebrate beauty, truth and art, Hendrickje is fated to
discover the hypocrisy and fickleness of Amsterdam society, which ostracises
her and precipitates Rembrandt's final collapse.
Taal / Language : English
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