BIKKER*MARTEN AND OOPJEN
It was breaking news all over the world, when the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre acquired two monumental portraits that had rarely been seen in public in the previous century and a half. Now they are on display alternately in Amsterdam and Paris. Jonathan Bikker tells the story of the well-to-do newlyweds Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit, who in 1634 commissioned Rembrandt to paint their portraits life-size full-length. English language edition.