HONDIUS, Abraham Danielsz.
(b. ca. 1625, Rotterdam, d. 1691, London)

Christ among the Doctors

Oil on wood, 38 x 50 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The artist painted this panel in Rotterdam during the period in which he lived in the immediate proximity to a Catholic "hidden church." In this period he treated a number of New Testament themes, obviously intended for Catholic patrons.