Death Appearing to a Wedded Couple by Rembrandt

On June 5,1642, nine days before her death, Saskia made her last will and testament. She left half of her dowry of 40,000 guilders (we do not know if the money was still available, because Rembrandt was exempted from having to draw up an inventory) to her husband and half to Titus, with the clause that the money should not be administered by the Chamber of Orphans, but by Rembrandt himself. Twenty years after Saskia's death, the artist was forced to sell the tomb in the prestigious Oudekerk, and to have her ashes moved to the Westerkerk.