The Sampling Officials ~ A Painting by Rembrandt van Rijn

The Sampling Officials (1662) by Rembrandt van Rijn

The Sampling Officials (also called The Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild) is a 1662 oil painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, a Dutch master who lived from 1603 to 1669. The men in the painting are drapers who were elected to assess the quality of cloth that weavers offered for sale to members of their guild.

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