Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Jesus and his Parents Return from the Temple

etching (9 × 14 cm) — 1654 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Luke 2:51

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As a twelve year old, Jesus and his parents visit Jerusalem to celebrate a holiday. At a certain moment he goes missing. After searching for him for three days, they find him in the temple, disputing with the doctors. The scholars are impressed by his wisdom.

Rembrandt is one of few artists who have depicted the family on their journey home to Nazareth.

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