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Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669

Portrait of Ephraim Bueno, Physician, 1647

Etching and drypoint on paper
8 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (21.6 × 18.4 cm)
The Jewish Museum, New York
Gift of Leo Wallerstein, JM 93-52

Not On View

Keywords: Baroque,Historical,Portrait
Collection Area: Works on Paper

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.


The Jewish Museum, New York, PORTRAITS ON PAPER: A SAMPLING FROM THE COLLECTION, November 18, 2001- February 10, 2002.


Jewish Museum. THE JEWISH MUSEUM AT 75. Commemorative album. New York: The Jewish Museum, New York, 1979.

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