Judas Repentant, Returning the Pieces of Silver

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Judas Returning the Thirty Silver Pieces (Rembrandt 1629)

Judas Repentant, Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver is a painting by Rembrandt, depicting the story of Matthew 27:3: "Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders". The painting is one of Rembrandt's earliest paintings and was made in 1629 while he was working in Leiden.

About 1630 w:Constantijn Huygens wrote an analysis of the figure of Judas in Rembrandt's painting Judas Repentant. Huygens argued that Rembrandt had surpassed the painters from Antiquity, as well as the great sixteenth-century Italian artists when it came to the representation of emotions expressed by figures that act in a history painting. The location of Rembrandt's painting Judas Repentant, Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver is in Lythe, North Yorkshire, Mulgrave Castle] [1]


  1. ^ van de Wetering, Ernst (2000). Rembrandt: The Painter at Work. Amsterdam University Press. pp. 268, note 8. ISBN 0-520-22668-2.