This is a complex allegory, calling for the unification of all the country’s forces in the face of a common enemy – Spain. Rembrandt probably wanted to use it as a sketch for etching in the future, but did not fulfill his intention. A boldly sketched sketch is full of dynamics, energy, manly strength.
Description of the picture:
“Unity of the country” – Rembrandt. 1641 Grisaille “Unity of the country” Rembrandt wrote in 1641. Under this name, the picture was included in the inventory of property in the Rotterdam Museum of Boymans and van Benimgen. The painting was sold in one thousand six hundred and fifty-six years to satisfy the creditors of the museum. Created during the period of work on The Night Watch, he directly speaks of patriotic ideas, which were indirectly reflected in the famous group portrait.