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Title

Christ preaching

circa 1652


Artist

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Netherlands

1606 - 1669


About

This image refers to no single specific event in Christ's preaching. He is engaged entirely in conveying His message to simple people, who appear spellbound by what He says. In the foreground, Rembrandt included the charming detail of a small child doodling on the ground with its finger. The name of this etching ('La petite Tombe') was first used in the 18th century to refer to Nicolaes de La Tombe, who probably commissioned it.


Details


Alternative title

La petite Tombe


Date

circa 1652


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, drypoint and engraving


Edition

only state


Dimensions

15.3 x 20.5 cm platemark; 15.7 x 20.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1963


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DO3.1963


Artist information

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Works in the collection

21


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 15.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Etchings by Rembrandt, Sydney, 1948. cat.no. 20, lent by Lionel Lindsay