EECKHOUT, Gerbrand van den
(b. 1621, Amsterdam, d. 1674, Amsterdam)

The Last Supper

Oil on canvas, 100 x 142 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Christ revelation to his followers at Emmaus that he had risen from the dead was the subject that most appealed to Rembrandt from the death and after-death of Christ. His mysterious evocations of that scene were among the most influential in his work. In the 1660s, a pupil like Gerbrand van den Eeckhout transformed a Rembrandt Christ at Emmaus of 1648 into a Last Supper of his own.

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