studio of Rembrandt or follower of Rembrandt

The supper at Emmaus, 1660-1661
Paris, Musée du Louvre, inv./ 1753
Bredius 1935, no. 597
Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (landscape format) 50,5 x 64 cm
Current attribution
studio of Rembrandt
or follower of Rembrandt
Rejected attribution
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
Arent de Gelder
The traditional attribution to Rembrandt was rejected in the second half of the 19th century. Hofstede de Groot 'rediscovered' the painting in 1901 as an authentic work by Rembrandt. The attribution of Hofstede de Groot was followed by some art historians such as Bredius (Bredius 1935) and Gerson (Gerson 1968). Others, however, rejected this attribution and sought the work's author in the immediate circle of Rembrandt's workshop. Names such as Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Van Regteren Altena 1948-1949, p. 24; Sumowski 1957, p. 226) and Aert de Gelder have been suggested. Foucart suggested a pupil working in Rembrandt's style of the years 1660-1661. The members of the RRP are not sure whether the painting is a work from Rembrandt's workshop or by an artist from his wider circles, or whether it is a later imitation (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 5 (2011), no. V 16).
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
1660-1661 (1660 - 1661)
Foucart 2009, p. 218
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
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Visual documentation
Technical documentation
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Creation date: 2013-10-24; Last modified date: 2020-04-23


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