Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Supper at Emmaus (1628)

oil on paper on panel (39 × 42 cm) — 1628 Museum Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Luke 24:31

Tags: Emmaus

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Rembrandt's first Supper at Emmaus. It shows the exact moment when the two men realize that the person who has been accompanying them on their journey to Emmaus is their deceased master, not just some passer-by. One of the disciples falls on his knees, another recoils.

This early work shows Rembrandt's skill in handling light and darkness.

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