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

Young Jew as Christ

c. 1648
Oil on wood, 25 x 21,5 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Catalogue number: Bredius 622.

The sitter of the painting is a young Jew evicted from Spain and settled in Amsterdam in the neighbourhood of Rembrandt. The painting is in mid-way between a realistic portrait and the generalization of a Jewish type.