Episode from chapters 5-7 of the Book of Esther.
According to the Pushkin Museum this is one of the best creations of Rembrandt’s late period.
|The dramatic conflict between the three persons is expressed through their restrained but eloquent gestures. The scene has a tense atmosphere of suspense. The figure of Esther is radiant, her robe with a long train is gleaming as if with precious stones. Haman is immersed in the shadows. Rembrandt achieves great depth in rendering the inner life, the spiritual energy of his characters.|