The Apostle Paul
Rembrandt van Rijn - circa 1657
946 x 1200 • 186 KB
Assisted by the artist's workshop. The biblical figure, who is identified by the sword, symbol of his martyrdom, is represented as the spiritual leader and author of the Epistles rather than the militant man of action. Here, reflection Rembrandt's concern with showing the inner life of man, the saint seems lost in profoundest meditation as he pauses in his writing.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1657
Artist age:Approximately 51 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 131.5 cm (51.77 in.), Width: 104.4 cm (41.1 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 04 August 2008.
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