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From left, Amber Reauchean Williams, Ephraim Birney, Brandon Espinoza and Michael Chenevert in "The Rembrandt."

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Rembrandt in playwright Jessica Dickey’s muddle of a play, “The Rembrandt” at TheaterWorks Hartford, is the Dutch painter’s 1653 masterpiece “Aristotle with a Bust of Homer.”

Commissioned by Don Antonio Ruffo, a rich Sicilian art collector, the oil on canvas depicts the Greek philosopher Aristotle — clothed in wealthy garb of Rembrandt's time — resting his right hand on a bust of Greek poet Homer.


Jeffrey Borak is The Eagle's theater critic.