Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Young Jesus Standing among the Doctors

etching (13 × 21 cm) — 1652 Museum Albertina, Vienna

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Luke 2:46

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Twelve year old Jesus and his parents travel to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. On the way home, Mary and Joseph notice their son isn't with them. They return to Jerusalem, where after three days they find him in the temple.

Jesus had gone there to listen to the doctors, to ask questions and to discuss the scripture. The old men were impressed by his insights.

Rembrandt made at least three etchings and one drawing on this subject.

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