Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

The Return of the Prodigal Son (1636)

etching (16 × 14 cm) — 1636 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Luke 15:21

The first of Rembrandt's portrayals of the story from Luke 15.

The father embraces the prodigal son. In the background, the servants, who, commanded by the father, have fetched clothing and shoes for the penniless party animal.

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