The prodigal son in the tavern

Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Cat. No. 1559
  • J. Bruyn
  • B. Haak
  • S. H. Levie
  • P. J. J. Van Thiel
  • E. Van De Wetering
Part of the Stichting Foundation Rembrandt Research Project book series (RRSE, volume 3)


A poorly preserved painting that has undergone changes in format and whose composition has been altered. The areas belonging to the original composition must be regarded as authentic work by Rembrandt from c. 1635; the autograph nature of subsequent appreciable changes, probably made at the time of a reduction on the left, is much less certain. At some time a good deal later a strip of canvas was added along the bottom edge, once again altering the dimensions.


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© Stichting Foundation Rembrandt Research Project 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bruyn
  • B. Haak
  • S. H. Levie
  • P. J. J. Van Thiel
  • E. Van De Wetering

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