REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn
(b. 1606, Leiden, d. 1669, Amsterdam)

Joseph's Dream

Oil on mahogany panel, 20 x 27 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Catalogue number: Bredius 569.

Intimately observed subjects demonstrate Rembrandt's gift for restaging humble biblical settings in terms of his own times, allowing for an easy identification with those tellingly familial events, like old Joseph's forewarning of the Massacre of the Innocents.