• Holy Family

    Artist:
    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn. 1606-1669
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    117x91 cm

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn. 1606-1669

Holy Family

Holland, 1645

In the 1630s-1640s Rembrandt produced several works on the subject of the Holy Family. The Hermitage picture is dated and signed by the artist and was well known in Europe, where they often made copies of it. Rembrandt depicts a scene at the house of the carpenter Joseph. The head of the family is hard at work at his bench. The Virgin Mary slightly opens the curtain to look at the face of her son, her face radiating the light of love and tenderness. The warmth of the home is felt in the brownish gloom of the peaceful household, into which a clear golden light pierces, accompanying the hovering little angels. One of the angels is depicted in the pose of crucifixion.

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Holy Family

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oil

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117x91 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1772; acquired from the collection of L.A. Crozat, Baron de Thiers, in Paris

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-741

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