History Painting (Rembrandt)

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History Painting
Rembrandt Historical Painting 1626.jpg
Artist Rembrandt
Year 1626 (1626)
Medium oil on panel
Dimensions 90 cm × 122 cm (35 in × 48 in)

History Painting is an early painting by Rembrandt dating to 1626. The title is a generic reference to history painting, as there is no consensus about the painting's subject matter. More than a dozen subjects have been proposed, ranging from Biblical themes to classical and modern history.[1]

Owned by the Instituut Collectie Nederland, it is on permanent loan to the Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden.[2]


  1. ^ van de Wetering, Ernst (2015). A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings. Springer. ISBN 9789401791731. 
  2. ^ Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Ernst van de Wetering; Michiel Franken; Museum Het Rembrandthuis; Gemäldegalerie (2006). Rembrandt, quest of a genius. Waanders Publishers. ISBN 978-90-400-8167-5. Retrieved 9 September 2013.