The Sampling Officials of the Amsterdam Drapers’ Guild, Known as ‘The Syndics’

Oil on canvas | 191.5 x 279.0cm | 1662

Rembrandt van Rijn

Samplers checked the quality of dyed cloth. Here Rembrandt shows them at work, distracted for a moment and looking up. One syndic is about to sit, or stand, so not all the heads are at the same level. A clever trick which, with the confident brushwor...
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