Sunbeam on grave Rembrandts wife

Every year March 9, exactly at 8.39 AM, a sunbeam illuminates the grave of Saskia, Rembrandts first wife, in the Old Church in Amsterdam. Saskia died in 1642, while Rembrandt was busy painting the Night Watch. The golden girl on the painting acts as a personification of the civic guard group, so she is not a real person. However, she does look like Saskia and she is in a brilliant shaft of light as well. Now just hope the clouds will not ruin our little party this Saturday morning.

Sunbeam on grave Rembrandts wife