The Circumcision
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Rembrandt, the number of whose Biblical themes exceeds even that of his portraits, has represented the religious rite as taking place in the stable of a Dutch peasant farm rather than in the more usual temple. As in many Rembrandt paintings, detail becomes apparent only upon close study. Here, for example, the animals and witness to the scene at first appear indistinguishable in the shadowed interior.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1661
Artist age:Approximately 55 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 56.5 cm (22.24 in.), Width: 75 cm (29.53 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 17 August 2008.
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