Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

The Healing of Peter's Mother-in-Law

drawing with pen and brush (17 × 19 cm) — c. 1658 Museum Fondation Custodia, Paris

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Matthew 8:15

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In Matthew 8 a number of miraculous healings by Christ near the Sea of Galilee are described. One of them concerns the mother-in-law of Peter, who was struck by fever. Christ takes her by the hands and helps her rise. The fever disappears.

The drawing was in the collection of Dutch art collector Frits Lugt. Since his death in 1970 the collection is cared for by the Fondation Custodia, founded by Lugt.

(The image shows the drawing in black and white. The drawing was made with pen and brush using brown ink, heightened with white.)

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