The Raising of Lazarus: The Larger Plate

A work made of etching on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

c. 1632

Artist:

Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606-1669

About this artwork

The preeminent Dutch painter and printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn often revisited this important biblical subject, in which Christ foreshadows his own death and resurrection by reviving the dead Lazarus. The artist produced several versions of this scene from different vantage points. In this dramatic, arched composition, both the viewer and the onlookers wait inside the burial cave. Christ turns his back to the viewer, and as he raises one hand in a ray of blinding light, Lazarus begins to emerge from his grave.

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Artist

Rembrandt van Rijn

Title

The Raising of Lazarus: The Larger Plate

Origin

Holland

Date

1627–1637

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

343 x 235 mm (sheet trimmed within plate mark)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.5124

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