Peter and John at the Gate of the Temple. by Rembrandt van Rijn

Peter and John at the Gate of the Temple. by Rembrandt van Rijn

Peter and John at the Gate of the Temple.

Rembrandt van Rijn

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Title

Peter and John at the Gate of the Temple.

 
Artist
Year
1659  
Technique
etching and drypoint, with roulette 
Image Size
7 1/16 x 8 1/2" image and paper size 
Signature
signed in the plate, lower center-left 
Edition Size
not applicable 
Annotations
dated in the plate after signature; Heinzelmann stamp or inked signature on verso; faint stamp in center of work depicts oval with illegible text 
Reference
Hind 301.iv; Hollstein XVIII.51.B.94.; NH(Rembrandt).II.301.312 v/vi; Ludwig Heinzelmann signature stamp on verso, not in Lugt. 
Paper
delicate handmade laid 
State
iii/iv 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
24086 
Price
Price On Request 
Description
This etching, based on a passage from the biblical New Testament, portrays a scene of miraculous healing. On their way to the temple, Peter and John, followers of Jesus, encounter a man unable to walk since birth asking for money. Peter says, "I have no silver and gold, but I give you what I have: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” In the print, Rembrandt van Rijn showed Peter raising his hands to bless the man. The biblical passage goes on to describe how the man then stands and walks. Billows of smoke roll out of the great basin behind Peter, amplifying the miraculous force of his gesture. 
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