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The Amsterdam merchant Abraham Anthonisz Recht was a convinced Remonstrant and great admirer of Wtenbogaert. He commissioned this portrait from Rembrandt in 1633 and hung it in his home. Wtenbogaert looks at you with a penetrating gaze, he is clearly a man of moral authority. And, a man of the Word, as the open book suggests. But exactly which book it is, remains unknown.

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  • Title: Johannes Wtenbogaert
  • Creator: Rijn, Rembrandt van
  • Date Created: 1633
  • Physical Dimensions: olieverf
  • Subject Keywords: religieuze geschiedenis, remonstranten, Wtenbogaert, Johannes
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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