attributed to Rembrandt or studio of Rembrandt

Christ, ca. 1648-1661
Detroit (Michigan), Detroit Institute of Arts, [..]
Bredius 1935, no. 621
Object information
Object category
panel (oak), oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 27,9 x 23,2 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
attributed to Rembrandt
or studio of Rembrandt
There is no consensus of opinion on the attribution of this painting. In 1986 Tümpel listed it as "circle of Rembrandt" (Tümpel 1986, no. A 17). In the collection catalogue of 2004 this painting is attributed to Rembrandt (Keyes 2004, no. 72). The RRP regards it as a work from Rembrandt's studio (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 5 (2011), under no. V 14).
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1648-1661 (1648 - 1661)
This painting is usually dated c. 1648-1650 (see for instance: Keyes 2004, no. 72). However, dendrochronological analysis showed that the earliest creation of the painting is possible from 1651 upwards and plausible from 1661 upwards (P. Klein, dendrochronological report, 1997-04-22; RKD Technical record no. 5004440)
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
  • related to
    Rembrandt, De maaltijd te Emmaus
    The painting was initially seen as a preliminary study by Rembrandt for 'The supper at Emmaus' (Slive 1965, p. 406-417; Bauch 1966, no 195; Gerson 1968, no. 257). However, according to the RRP, the painting was made by a pupil as a partial copy after 'The supper at Emmaus' (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 5 (2011), under no. V 14; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 6 (2015), under no. 217b).

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Technical documentation
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Entered on: 2013-01-21; Last modification: 2020-04-23


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