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What is the story about "young woman in door half opened",by Rembrandt? is it haunted?

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Strange things have been happening since Ibrought this oil painting in my home. When the picture of her was sent to my cell phone.it hasn't worked properly since. My husband has had a psychotic breakdown and was hospitalized and I'm staying very dizzy and nervous

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Antique Expert: rusufdavi, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago
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Antique Expert: rusufdavi, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

The Young Woman in door half opened is wonderful piece of art! You have very good sense of art. The history of this painting is reported in several bibliography for instance:

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Antique Expert: rusufdavi, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

Gary Schwartz, Rembrandt, his life, his paintings, New York, 1985

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Antique Expert: rusufdavi, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

Daniel Catton Rich, “Die Ausstellung Fünf Jahrhunderte der Frühmalerei’ in Chicago,” Pantheon 12 (1933)

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Antique Expert: rusufdavi, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

The original title is indeed “Une jeune Fille du pays de Frise, appuyée devant une croisée” (a young girl from Friesland leaning on a half-door”) was painting together with a painting at half-length of a young soldier in armor, buckling his sword belt.

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Antique Expert: rusufdavi, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

The girl at the painting had seventeen when Rem­brandt saw her, and paintined in the famous painting dates 1645. She looks like an ordinary member of whatever they called the social class with a lot of people in it back in Rembrandt's day, except that she has something special. In a world where everybody lived in black clothes with white collars all the time, period, she has a sumptuous treasure: a double strand of red beads.

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Antique Expert: rusufdavi, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

The painting indeed was a metaphor of voyeurism. The way she holds herself back and directs only her gaze suggests that she very much wants to see whomever may or may not be over there, but doesn't want to be caught in the act of looking.

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Antique Expert: rusufdavi, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

So you dont have to do anything with this painting, because it does not carry out a dramatic story behind.

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Antique Expert: Cher, Educator-40+ yrs replied 7 months ago
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My name is ***** ***** I am a different expert than the first who answered you.

I have done extensive research on this painting and could find no information on it being haunted or having anything to do with the occult.

I'm sorry that you and your husband have experienced problems when the painting was sent to your phone and is now in your home. I think these were just coincidences and if you are superstitious and feel the painting is causing things to happen to you and your husband, making you so nervous, I would return it to wherever you purchased it or try to sell it to a gallery or privately. If you do this, do not mention anything about thinking it is haunted.

I hope you and your husband are doing better and look into having your phone fixed or get a new one, after deleting the picture of the painting.

I hope you appreciated my insight on this and will start feeling better, soon.

Your satisfaction is my ultimate goal and I welcome any follow-up questions you may have on this subject, at no additional charge.

At the conclusion of our correspondence, your 5-star rating will be most appreciated, as this will enable me to continue to send quality answers to additional clients and receive recognition from the website for my assistance.

Best wishes,

Cher

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