Head of Christ

This copy painted in Rembrandt’s studio shows that the face of Jesus had become a subject of study in the master’s entourage. The picture is derived from a work in the Museum Bredius in the Hague, which could not be lent for this exhibition. It did not originally have this circular form.
Studio copy after Rembrandt (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn) (1606 – 1669)
circa 1648-56
Oil on oak – H. 23.7 cm; W. 21 cm – Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Greenville, P.63.330.27 – Acquired by Julius Weitzner in London in 1963
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