After the disappointment of a couple of Sundays ago when I discovered there was no Lindt Advent calendar hanging on the wall, Virginia has redeemed herself! She returned from one of her weekends away, bearing Dutch chocolate by way of restitution. And what more befitting image could there be for the wrapper of a bar of Dutch chocolate than a painting by Rembrandt?
The painting is one of Rembrandt’s most recognisable works, though its original title is a mystery. In the early nineteenth-century the painting was given the title Het Joodse Bruidje (The Jewish Bride), but it is also latterly irreverently known as David Copafeel.