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Portrait of Ephraim Bueno, Physician

Rembrandt van Rijn1647

The Jewish Museum, New York
The Jewish Museum, New York

Physician and poet Ephraim Hezekiah Bueno (1599-1665), also known as Bonus, descended from a prominent family of Marranos living in Amsterdam. Like his father, he had studied medicine in Bordeaux. A friend and collaborator of Manasseh ben Israel, Bueno copublished the first Hebrew book in Amsterdam in 1627 on Manasseh's press.

Prior to this etching portraying Bueno as a fashionably dressed, reflective man, Rembrandt made a preliminary bust-length portrait in oil.

Source: The Jewish Museum, New York, 2001.

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  • Title: Portrait of Ephraim Bueno, Physician
  • Creator: Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Date Created: 1647
  • Location: Netherlands, Europe
  • Place Part Of: Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: w184 x h216 cm
  • Credit Line: Gift of Leo Wallerstein, JM 93-52
  • Type: Works on paper-Prints
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  • Medium: Etching and drypoint on paper

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