Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Daniel's Vision

drawing with pen and brush (16 × 24 cm) — ca. 1652 Museum Musée du Louvre, Paris

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Daniel 8:17

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Near the river Olai Daniel has just had a horrifying vision of a ram fighting a goat. In this drawing Rembrandt shows how an angel comforts the young prophet by explaining the vision.

Drawing on paper with feather in brown ink.

One of Rembrandt's students, perhaps Willem Drost, would later make a painting after this drawing. In the 18th century it was completely reworked by the English painter Joshua Reynolds. It now is in a museum in Berlin.

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