15th - 20th Cent. Masters
Abraham Francen, Apothecary is a fascinating and elaborate portrait by Rembrandt that pays homage to Francen’s sophisticated tastes and broad knowledge. In this very detailed portrait, Rembrandt portrays Francen absorbed in the task of carefully studying a print, possibly one he considers for purchase. Behind the well-dressed collector, a landscape and a tryptic of the crucifixion hang on the wall, while a Taoist sculpture and a skull sit on the table beside him.