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Attributed to after Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch painter, draftsman and printmaker, 1606-1669) , The Holy Family in the Evening

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Title The Holy Family in the Evening
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to after Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch painter, draftsman and printmaker, 1606-1669)
Previously attributed to Maes, Nicolaes (Dutch painter, 1634-1693)
Previously attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch painter, draftsman and printmaker, 1606-1669)
Date Earliest possibly about 1793
Date Latest 1854
Description In a dark interior of a high-ceilinged domestic room, three figures. A baby asleep in a cot, centre; behind, a seated older woman (St Anne) wearing thick clothes and a headdress, who with a rope attached to it rocks the cradle; to the right, a seated younger woman (the Virgin), her back to the viewer and most of her face obscured, reading from a thick book. The sole light source for the room is obscured behind her. An arched stairway leads to an upper floor, left; a pair of rectangular leaded windows, with ring handles, right. A spinning-wheel behind the cot.
Current Accession Number 98
Former Accession Number 141 (1855)
Subject religion (Holy Family)
Measurements 62.5 x 80.3 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Publications Waagen, G., Treasures of Art in Great Britain, London, III, 1854, p. 290, as by Maes; McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 7, no. 141, as by Maes; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 114, no. 98, as a copy after a signed Rembrandt [c. 1648, now Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam]; Sumowski, W., Gëmalde der Rembrandt-Schüler, IV, Landau/ Pfalz, 1983, p. 2936, under no. 1902, as an 18th century copy.
Notes The original Rembrandt, Holy Family in the Evening, 1642-48, oil on panel, 66.5 by 78 cms, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv.. no. SK-A-4119), was at Downton Castle from c. 1793 (to 1965).
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

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