CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Rembrandt’s heroine from the old testament (Esther or Bathsheba), ca. 1632–33

Exhibition: 21 June - 22 September 2005

From the museum website, 1 September 2009

This fine example of Rembrandt’s genius, created when he was only twenty-seven years old, raises many intriguing questions, the main one concerning the identity of its central character: is she the pious Esther or the seductive Bathsheba?