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Every week, we highlight an artwork that is part of the collection of The Rembrandt House Museum, or currently on view at the museum. Today we would like to show you this etching by Rembrandt that is currently part of our exhibition Rembrandt’s Etchings: Highlights of the Rembrandt House collection: Rembrandt, The Presentation in the Temple, c. 1654.

Joseph and Mary took their new-born son to the temple. The aged Simeon recognized the child as the Saviour. Here, Simeon, with the child in his arms, kneels before the high priest seated on a dais. In the middle, towering above the rest is an imposing temple guard holding a staff. On the left, kneeling, are Joseph and Mary.

Rembrandt is one of the greatest graphic talents of all time. From July 26th until September 17th 2017, The Rembrandt House Museum is staging an exhibition in which the magnificent etchings by Rembrandt are on display: Rembrandt’s Etchings: Highlights of the Rembrandt House collection. A selection of some thirty etchings from the museum’s collection will give visitors insight into the artistic and technical aspects of Rembrandt’s printmaking.

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