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Title

Christ preaching

circa 1652

Artist

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Netherlands

1606 – 1669

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  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

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    Works in the collection

    21

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    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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