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

The Triumph of Mordecai

c. 1641
Etching and drypoint, only state, 174 x 215 mm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem

Catalogue number: Bartsch 40.

In this composition Rembrandt follows a painting by his master Pieter Lastman that takes its basic narrative and compositional terms from an engraving by Lucas van Leyden that in turn is based in part on Dürer's famous engraving Knight, Death and the Devil.