First Knipoogje Painting: Syndics
The Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild is an oilpaint painting painted in 1662 by Rembrandt. The original is on exposition in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The painting is a group portrait of five gentlemen of the Amsterdam Drapers’ Guild, responsible for the proofing of the drapes.
Ms Nguyen is currently still busy on one of her own paintings but in the wrapping up stage of this painting. After that painting she will start to work on a literal copy of the Syndics of the Draper’s Guild by Rembrandt, dimensions 86 x 130 cm. A common friend, Hans van der Liet, has indicated to us in the past that the Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild is his absolute favorite painting. He once had a copy of it made but according to himself it was so uglyt that he put it behind the door and after that never looked at it again.
Together, Hai and Fred have offered Hans to make a literal copy of the Syndics of the Draper’s Guild as a housewarming present for a period of 4 months. Hans indicated to appreciate this idea but since he does not have enough room in his new home for it he will expose it in his office. After this period the painting will become available for sale.
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