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Acknowledgements

I am greatly indebted to the many scholars who have contributed so much to our understanding of Rembrandt's life and art. Foremost I'd like to thank Ernst van de Wetering, who kindly met me in 2004. This novel draws extensively on his work and that of the Rembrandt Research Project. Thank you also to Simon Schama for our brief exchange many years ago and the inspiration of his writings. I'd also like to acknowledge Thijs Weststeijn's book
The Visible World
, which brings to life the intellectual, philosophical and artistic climate of the time and Paul Crenshaw's
Rembrandt's Bankruptcy
. One statement in particular by Crenshaw lodged itself in my mind because it rang so true: ‘The events surrounding Rembrandt, and the choices made by him, demonstrate that Rembrandt handled his money and marketing in the same manner that he led his life and made his art: he was unconventional in every respect.'

I'd also like to thank my mother for her unwavering support, and Alex for his belief in my writing and his help, on many fronts, in brining this novel into being. Thank you also to my writing group friends Gill and Sam and to Ian for everything. I'm deeply grateful to
Samantha Harvey and Gerard Woodward for teasing out the writer in me. And I'd like to thank Richard Francis for his wisdom.

Heartfelt thanks to my agent at Curtis Brown, Karolina Sutton – a writer's fantasy made manifest – and my brilliant and inspiring publisher and editor, Margaret Stead at Atlantic Books.

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Rembrandt: The Late Works
, National Gallery, London, 2014.

A. Blankert,
Rembrandt: A Genius and His Impact
, National Gallery of Victoria, 1997.

David Bomford,
Rembrandt (Art in the Making
), Yale University Press, 1994.

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A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings I: 1625–1631 (Rembrandt Research Project Foundation
), 1st edn, Springer, 1982.

J. Bruyn, B. Haak, S.H. Levie,
A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings II: 1631– 1634 (Rembrandt Research Project Foundation
), 1st edn, Springer, 1986.

J. Bruyn, B. Haak, S.H. Levie, P.J.J. van Thiel, E. van de Wetering,
A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings III: 1635–1642 (Rembrandt Research Project Foundation
), Springer, 2010.

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Rembrandt: Paintings: The Master and His Workshop
, National Gallery, London, 1991.

H. Perry Chapman,
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Rembrandt's Bankruptcy: The Artist, his Patrons, and the Art World in Seventeenth-Century Netherlands
, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Frederick Franck,
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, Vintage, 1973.

Amy Golahny,
Rembrandt's Reading: The Artist's Bookshelf of Ancient Poetry and History
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, Phaidon Press, 2002.

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Julia Lloyd-Williams (ed.),
Rembrandt's Women
, Prestel, 2001.

Shelley Perlove and Larry Silver,
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, Oxford University Press, 2011.

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, vol. 1, Dover Publications, 1965.

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Simon Schama,
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, Penguin Books, London, 1999.

Carl J. Schroeder,
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, University Press of America, 2001.

Walter L. Strauss, Marjo van der Meulen,
The Rembrandt documents
, Abaris Books, 1979.

Thijs Weststeijn,
The Visible World: Samuel van Hoogstraten's Art Theory and the Legitimation of Painting in the Dutch Golden Age (Amsterdam Studies in
the Dutch Golden Age
), Amsterdam University Press, 2009.

Ernst van de Wetering (ed.),
A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings IV: Self Portraits (Rembrandt Research Project Foundation
), 1st edn, Springer, 2005.

Ernst van de Wetering,
Rembrandt: Quest of a Genius
, Waanders Publishers, 2007.

Ernst van de Wetering,
Rembrandt: The Painter at Work
, University of California Press, 2009.

Ernst van de Wetering (ed.),
A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings V: The Small-Scale History Paintings: Small Figured History Pieces (Rembrandt Research Project Foundation
), Springer, 2011.

Ernst van de Wetering, Volker Manuth, Marieke de Winkel,
Rembrandt by himself
, National Gallery, London, 1999.

Marike de Winkel,
Fashion and Fancy, Dress and Meaning in Rembrandt's Paintings
, Amsterdam University Press, 2014.

Paul Zumthor,
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, Stanford University Press, 1994.

A Note on the Author

KIM DEVEREUX
is an award-winning short-film director and producer of documentaries. Kim holds an MA in History of Art and English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and an MA from Bath Spa in Creative Writing.

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