Unknown painter — The supper at Emmaus (free variant after V 14)

Paris, Musée Du Louvre, Inv.No. 1753
  • Ernst Van De Wetering
Part of the Stichting Foundation Rembrandt Research Project book series (RRSE, volume 5)


Now that a sharper picture has emerged of the production by Rembrandt’s pupils during their apprenticeship with Rembrandt (see Chapter III), the question is whether or not this painting might have been a pupil’s ‚satellite‘ after the master’s ‚principael‘. Like the painting in Copenhagen dealt with under V 15, we have here a work in which so many elements of the composition, and of the positions, relations and actions of the figures, correspond with the other Supper at Emmaus in the Louvre (V 14) that a direct relation between the two paintings can scarcely be denied. At the same time, it must be borne in mind that V 14 must also originally have had a horizontal format, and that there may well have been a window visible to the beholder at the left of the composition.


Horizontal Format Canvas Structure Reddish Flesh Sharp Picture Poor Legibility 
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