1 January 2013

The Smith Longed

Rembrandt again. 1665. A smith working on a large figural object of a family.
An extraordinary image I think- he is steadying the object as he hammers on part of it, but 
also seems to be embracing the family and to me, seems downcast.
In fact I sense that he is deeply sad- maybe he lost his family to Plague.
–The Smith Longed?–
(An anagram of The Golden Smith )

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