Rijn, Van, Rembrandt, “Bust of Christ”

Rijn, Van, Rembrandt, “Bust of Christ”

Leiden 1606 – Amsterdam 1669

Bust of Christ

Panel
25,5 x 21 cm
Inv.nr. 94-1946, Cat. nr. 135

There was never any doubt that this was a genuine Rembrandt, however the Rembrandt Research Project wrote in 1973: It’s for the time being not accepted as authentic.
The picture represents a new type of Christ, which Rembrandt would use for instance in his “Men of Emmaus” now in the Louvre and in Copenhagen. Also it is related to the Christ-figure in the “Hundred guilder print”