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studio of Rembrandt and possibly Rembrandt

Susanna harassed by the Elders, ca. 1630-1640
Berlin, Gemäldegalerie (Staatliche Museen zu [..]
studio of <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a> and possibly <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a>
Illustration number 0001509955
Dimensions: 2167x2835 pixels
License under CC BY-NC-SA by copyright: Gemäldegalerie (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin); created by Christoph Schmidt
studio of <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a> and possibly <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a>
Illustration number 0000271088
Dimensions: 475x650 pixels
License undetermined
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
panel (oak), oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 49,6 x 37,8 cm
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • seal on the back
    On the backside: seal of the de Burtin collection
  • label on the back: Staatliche Museen Berlin/Gemäldegalerie Kat-Nr. 813 B/G. Flinck./Susanna im Bade
    On the backside: "Staatliche Museen Berlin/Gemäldegalerie Kat-Nr. 813 B/G. Flinck./Susanna im Bade"
  • label on the back: 1C 23
    On the backside: thick paper with black-brown glazing, rectangular, handwritten with a quill using black ink: "1C 23" (C uncertain)
  • label on the back: 91
    On the backside: white paper, round, handwritten in ink: "91"
  • label on the back: 2791
    On the backside: white paper with internal lining in blue, strongly yellowed, narrow rectangle, handwritten in black ink: "2791"
  • label on the back: 30546
    On the backside: white paper with external double lining in red wide rectangle with flattened edges, handwritten in black ink: "30546"
  • inventory number on the back: Inv.-No. 673(IV)
    On the backside: white paper with internal lining in black, wide rectangle, printed: "Inv.-No.", handwritten in black ink: "673(IV)"
  • label on the back: Korb 15
    On the backside: white paper, wide rectangle, handwritten in black ink: "Korb 15"
  • inscription (document by form) on the back: I.673(IV)
    On the backside: inscription in pencil, small: " I.673(IV)"
Current attribution
studio of Rembrandt
and possibly Rembrandt
Rejected attribution
Govert Flinck
Peter Paul Rubens
The painting was recorded as a work by Rembrandt in the collection of François-Xavier de Burtin. In the colletion of Murray Marks (ca. 1840-1918) the painting was attributed to Peter Paul Rubens. In 1908 the Gemäldegalerie Berlin acquired the painting as a work by a pupil of Rembrandt (Zentralarchiv, SMB-ZA, I /GG 124, F. 821/08) and from 1912 the painting was recorded in the collection catalogues of the Gemäldegalerie as a work by Govert Flinck. This attribution was accepted until doubted by Katja Kleinert and Claudia Laurenze-Landsberg (research project Gemäldegalerie Berlin). According to them it is most probable Rembrandt painted the first version of the painting and a member of his workshop reworked it a few years later.
Date
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. 1630-1640 (1630 - 1640)
According to Kleinert and Laurenze-Landsberg it is probable Rembrandt painted the first version of the present painting around 1630/31 and a member of his workshop reworked it in or after 1636. In this year Rembrandt painted the Susanna painting in the collection of the Mauritshuis (The Hague) and according to Kleinert and Laurenze-Landsberg it is most likely the member of Rembrandt's workshop was inspired by this painting (see written documentation; summary of research results by Claudia Laurenze-Landsberg and Katja Kleinert (research project Berlin Gemäldegalerie); Kleinert/Laurenze-Landsberg 2013).
Provenance
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Technical documentation
The RKD manages a collection of technical documentation that has been given to us by external researchers and museums or which stems from the RKD's own research with infrared reflectography. Documentation can be accessed by appointment at the RKD. While not all technical documentation has been entered in the database at present, new data is added on a regular basis.
Creation date: 2011-02-14; Last modified date: 2021-12-08

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