The Ascension, 1636 gedateerd
Munich, Alte Pinakothek, inv./ 398
Bredius 1935, no. 557
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Physical connection
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part of a series

canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait) with rounded upper side 92,7 x 68,3 cm
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Current attribution
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dated 1636 (1636)
In his first letter to Huygens of February 1636 Rembrandt mentions the Ascension as being finished (Gerson/Eeghen/Rembrandt 1961, p. 18-24, 26-30; Strauss/Van der Meulen 1979, 1636/1, 1636/2).
Artistically related
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Commissioned by
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Frederik Hendrik (Prince of Orange)
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Creation date: 2002-03-07; Last modified date: 2020-04-23


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