Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Simeon's Prophecy to Mary

oil on panel (55 × 44 cm) — 1628 Museum Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Luke 2:34

Mary and Joseph seem surprised when Simeon tells them that their son's actions will lead to the fall and rise of many in Israel. The prophet Anna raises her hands to indicate that she also considers the boy the Messias.

This is one of Rembrandt's earliest known works. He made at least two more paintings with Simeon: in 1631 and in 1669.

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