#12 Rembrandt, The Pancake Woman, 1635. The main subject of this etching is of course the woman making pancakes. This was a popular theme in seventeenth century art: pancakes are easy and cheap to make and in the seventeenth century you could buy them as ‘street food’. For his version of a woman making pancakes, Rembrandt was probably inspired by a work of the artist Adriaen Brouwer. In Rembrandt’s inventory from 1656 we can find a painting by Brouwer with the same subject.