Homer Dictating his Verses

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Homer Dictating his Verses

Homer Dictating his Verses is a 1663 oil on canvas painting by Rembrandt, signed and dated by the artist. It is now in the Mauritshuis, to which it was bequeathed in 1946 by Abraham Bredius, who had loaned it to the museum since 1894, when he first bought it in London.[1]

With Aristotle with a Bust of Homer (1653) and a lost Alexander the Great (1663), it was one of three works commissioned from the artist by the Sicilian nobleman Antonio Ruffo and remained in his family's collection until around 1750. It is next recorded at a Christie's auction in London on 16 February 1810 as A School Master with His Pupil.[2]


  1. ^ "Homer Dictating his Verses - catalogue entry". Mauritshuis. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ Steele, Gordon Edward (1973). Rembrandt's Homer in the Mauritshuis. The University of British Columbia.