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Christ stands among sick people and Pharisees ('The hundred guilder print'). Etching after Rembrandt, 1649.

  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
Date
1649
Reference
23831i
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Inset shows two cherubs in clouds around the dazzling sacred tetragrammaton

The sick proceed out of the dimness of one side of the print towards the half-light in which Christ stands. On the other side, behind two anxious apostles (Peter is closest to Christ), the Pharisees dispute in a glaring light. A woman stands in front of Christ with her baby; a rich young man next to her has his hand clasped to his face. A camel enters from the dark side, behind a cart carrying a child. K.G. Boon, in 'Rembrandt: the complete etchings' (Thames & Hudson : London, 1963), suggests that the print is known as 'The hundred guilder print' because the subject matter is too huge for a simple title; it combines "in one representation the whole nineteenth chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew, wherein the essence of Christ's ministry is set forth"

Publication/Creation

1649

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 25.1 x 28.8 cm

Lettering

Le Seigneur guérissant les malades. Rembrandt f.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 23831i

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  • French


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