Rembrandt van Rijn, 1606-1669
Saint Bartholomew, 1657
Oil on canvas, 122.7 x 99.7 cm (48-3/8 x 39-1/4 in.)
Rembrandt van Rijn is one of the greatest artists of all time and acclaimed for his compelling representations of the human condition. Known primarily for his portraits and landscapes, Rembrandt remained interested throughout his life in history and biblical painting. The subject of this large, dramatic painting from the artist's mature period is Saint Bartholomew, one of the twelve apostles.