Die Heilige Familie
Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn) (1606-1669)

Die Heilige Familie,

1633/1635
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
183,5 x 123 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
1318
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn), Die Heilige Familie, 1633/1635, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/apG9nw94Zn (Last updated on 24.08.2023)
Rembrandt presents this touching gathering of the Holy Family in the carpenter’s workshop in a monumental genre painting with almost life-sized figures that has a naturalness and worldliness characteristic of his Dutch roots. The painter’s attention lies entirely on capturing the sense of security found in a family and parental love. He thus epitomises Christ’s becoming Man and directly presents the viewer with the promise of salvation.