|Translated title||The “Jewish” Rembrandt. The myth unraveled|
Mirjam Alexander, Edward van Voolen.
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2006. 96 pp., illustrations: 60 col., 25 × 17.2 cm. Dutch.
Joods Historisch Museum (10 November 2006–4 February 2007)
A systematic dismantling of “myths” about Rembrandt’s relationship with the Jews. Current theories on the Jewishness of his portraits, the nature of his relationship with Menasseh ben Israel, the identity of his painting “Jews in the Synagogue”, his knowledge of Hebrew letters, and his motivation for living in the Jewish Quarter are debunked through a reconsideration of the works that have played a central role in the formulation of these ideas.
Hebrew letters in non-Jewish art
Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 4 pp., 1 col. illus., 21 × 14.8 cm.
Alexander-Knotter, Mirjam, Jasper Hillegers, and Edward van Voolen, The “Jewish” Rembrandt. The myth unraveled, Amsterdam, 2008. English translation of Dutch original.