Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt

Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt

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Rembrandt Van Rijn, C. 1668

Size: 28″ High x 21″ Wide.  

Oil Painting Reproductions On Canvas
Museum Quality Hand-Painted Art Reproductions
Designer canvas transfer. Giclée on canvas with protective coating. Hand stretched over wood.

Frame Description: High quality, Larson-Juhl frame in fine gold finish. Gentle, contoured scoop design and ribbed detail.
Frame Size: 3-1/2” W x 2” D. Framed and ready to hang.

Rembrandt’s final word is given in his monumental painting of the Return of the
Prodigal Son. Here he interprets the Christian idea of mercy with extraordinary
solemnity, as though this were his spiritual testament to the world. Expressive
lighting and coloring and the suggestiveness of his technique, together with a
selective simplicity of setting, help us to feel the full impact of the event. 

Artist’s Biography

Rembrandt Van Rijn

Dutch, 1606 – 1669

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, born 15 July 1606 in Leiden, was the son of a
miller, Harmen Gerritsz. van Rijn (1568-1630), and his wife Neeltgen van
Zuytbrouck (1568-1640). The youngest son of at least ten children, Rembrandt was
not expected to carry on his father’s business. Since the family was prosperous
enough, they sent him to the Leiden Latin School, where he remained for seven
years. In 1620 he enrolled briefly at the University of Leiden, perhaps to study
theology. Orlers (see person bibliography), Rembrandt’s first biographer,
however, related that because “by nature he was moved toward the art of painting
and drawing,” he left the University to study the fundamentals of painting with
the Leiden artist Jacob Isaacsz. van Swanenburgh (1571-1638). After three years
with this master, Rembrandt left for Amsterdam in 1624, where he studied for six
months under Pieter Lastman (1583-1633), the most important history painter of
the day. Read more