Rembrandt painted the newlywed’s portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit in Amsterdam back in 1634 when he was only 28 years old. They were the artist’s first and only life-sized, full-length painted pendant portraits and are considered among his greatest masterpieces. Having been in private hands for almost four centuries, the two portraits were jointly purchased by the Netherlands and France for 160 million euros (around £122.7 million) earlier this year, allowing the works to be seen by the public at the Louvre and the Rijksmuseum respectively.
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