Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

The Risen Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen

oil on canvas (61 × 50 cm) — 1638 Museum Royal Collection, Buckingham Palace, London

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to John 20:14

Mary Magdalen had just found Jesus' grave empty, and asks a bystander what has happened. In her confusion she thinks the man is a gardener. Only when he replies with "Mary!" does she realize who she's talking to.

To illustrate Mary's confusion, Christ is often depicted as a gardener in this story.

Ferdinand Bol, one of Rembrandt's students, made a copy of this painting.

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