Aristotle contemplating the bust of Homer
Painting, 1653, 143.5×136.5 cm
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Rembrandt the collector: a rich man, a beggar, a weirdo
In the summer of 1638, Rembrandt and the van Loo family filed counterclaims against each other. The Van Loo, distant relatives of Rembrandt's wife, accused the artist and Saskia of exorbitant waste. All Amsterdam knew this, eventually the rumors reached Friesland, where Saskia's relatives lived: the artist was a regular at art rarities and antiques auctions. Like a madman, he bought masterpieces…