Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

The Prodigal Son Wastes his Inheritance

oil on canvas (161 × 131 cm) — ca. 1636 Museum Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Luke 15:13

Rembrandt's depiction of how the youngest son wasted the money he got from his father: in an inn, enjoying the company of a lady on his lap.

The master used himself and his wife Saskia as models for this painting.

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