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The Three Mary's at the Tomb

The Three Mary's at the Tomb

Rembrandt van Rijn (in circa 1656)

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Saint Mark the Evangelist describes how Mary Magdalene, Mary Cleophas and Mary Salome went to the tomb after Christ’s burial in order to anoint the dead body. When they arrived at the tomb they saw that the stone had been rolled away and were told by an angel that Christ had risen. From within the cave, where the tomb was placed, we see the three women standing in the entrance, with a view of a city, probably Jerusalem, in the background.

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Title The Three Mary's at the Tomb
Material and technique Pen and brown ink, brown wash, corrected with white, framing lines with the pen in brown ink
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 159 mm
Width 213 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Rembrandt van Rijn
Accession number R 40 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Between 45 and 55 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions Rembrandt in Rotterdam (2005)
Material
Object
Technique
Brown wash > Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Rembrandt van Rijn

Leiden 1606 - Amsterdam 1669

Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden. After his apprenticeship, during which he studied with various painters including Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, he started...

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