Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

King Uzziah with Leprosy

oil on panel (103 × 79 cm) — 1639 Museum Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to 2 Chronicles 26:21

According to the Chronicles, King Uzziah is smitten with leprosy for burning incense in the temple of Jerusalem, a privilege of priests only.

Uzziah, also known as Azariah, was king of Juda from 787 to 736 B.C.

The painting is also known as Portrait of an Oriental.

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