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follower of Rembrandt or attributed to Rembrandt

Christ with a staff, ca. 1661
New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [..]
Bredius 1935, no. 629
follower of <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a> or attributed to <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a>
Illustration number 0001497213
Dimensions: 3104x3710 pixels
License under CC BY-NC-SA by copyright: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
follower of <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a> or attributed to <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a>
Illustration number 0000374236
Dimensions: 640x765 pixels
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Object information
Object category
painting
Physical connection
Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.

part of a series

In the last volume of the Corpus, Van de Wetering suggests that this painting is part of a (incomplete) series of apostles. In that case the painting would depict the apostle James the Less (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 6 (2015), no. 289).
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 95,3 x 82,6 cm
Signature/inscription
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Current attribution
follower of Rembrandt
or attributed to Rembrandt
This painting was always considered as an autograph work by Rembrandt until doubted in 1982 (New York 1982, p. 92, 98, 99, 101). Most scholars now reject an attribution to Rembrandt, but some remain convinced of his authorship (Liedtke 2007, vol. 2, no. 174).
Date
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c. 1661 (1659 - 1663)
Provenance
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Visual documentation
Technical documentation
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Creation date: 2013-02-12; Last modified date: 2022-07-08

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