Head of a Pilgrim

The face of Jesus was certainly painted from life, but so too, it seems, were the pilgrims surrounding him. This sketch corresponds to the pilgrim on the right of the picture of the pilgrims at Emmaus, but seen from a different angle. This is the first time both works have been shown together.
Studio of Rembrandt (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn)
circa 1648
Oil on wood – H. 25.7 cm; W. 20.6 cm – Private collection, Miami Beach
© Mr. and Mrs Avran Saban Collection