Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

St. Paul at his desk

oil on canvas (135 × 111 cm) — c. 1633 Museum Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Philippians 1:1

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Somewhat tired, an old man sits at his desk. The sword against the wall tells us this must be St. Paul. The former persecutor of Christians is often depicted with that attribute.

The painting is signed in the lower left corner with "Rembrandt 163". Experts think it must be made around 1633.

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