The Little Jewish Bride (Saskia As St. Catherine)
- Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)
- Etching, Only state
- plate: 4-3/8 x 3-3/16 in. (11.1 x 8.1 cm); sheet: 4-7/8 x 3-5/8 in. (12.4 x 9.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Art Foundation
- Accession Number:
- © Norton Simon Art Foundation
Rembrandt depicted Saskia van Uylenburgh, his first wife, in various roles, including a well-dressed lady, a classical goddess and a protagonist
from the Bible. Here, Saskia assumes the role of the so-called Little Jewish Bride, displaying a grand and stately reserve. The title of the etching
derives from the belief, expressed by early writers, that she was the daughter of Ephraim Bueno (1599–1665), a Portuguese physician and man of letters, whose portrait Rembrandt etched in 1647. However, the wooden wheel behind her, an instrument of torture, is an attribute of St. Catherine of Alexandria, an early Christian martyr.
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