Head of Christ

Rembrandt - Head of Christ


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG -
Bredius 625
Bauch 197 info
Gerson 256
Bredius/Gerson 625 info
Tümpel -
Corpus VI 217b info

Stephanie S. Dickey (ed.), Rembrandt and his circle, Amsterdam, 2017, figs. 10.1, 10.3 (infrared reflectogram), 10.6 (X-radiograph), 10.8 (detail in raking light), 10.8 (UV photography), plate 10.1 (as attributed to Rembrandt)


2011 Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus, Nr. 41


With H.M. Clark, London (presumably in or before 1930)
with Leger Galleries, London, 1934 (J[oseph] Leger)
'Van der Mühl, Basel' (probably the 'private collection, Basel, 1935' according to Bredius)
also 'Sarasin, Basel'; these are most likely the same, and to be identified as Hans Franz Sarasin (1873–1933), and his wife Anna, née von der Mühll (1877–1933), and their heirs
with Galerie Katz, Basel, by 1936
From whom sent on loan to Schaeffer Galleries, New York, 1936 until after 1942 (by whom deposited at the Fogg Art Museum for the attention of Dr Jakob Rosenberg on 3 July 1942 and returned on 2 September 1942
with Galerie Katz, Basel, 1948
with P. de Boer, Hergiswil, Switzerland, 1956
with Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Amsterdam
from whom acquired in June 1956 by the grandmother of the present owner
sale (the property of a noblewoman) Sotheby's, London, 5 December 2018, nr. 18

External links

RKD 268742

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Rembrandt Portrait of Titus
Portrait of Titus

Rembrandt Moses Breaking the Tablets of the Law
Moses Breaking the Tablets of the Law

Rembrandt Portrait of Maria Bockenolle, wife of Johannes Elison
Portrait of Maria Bockenolle, wife of Johannes Elison

Rembrandt Bathsheba

Head of Christ
c. 1648-56
25.5 x 20.1 cm
Oil on oak panel
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi