Rembrandt (van Rijn) ( 1606-1669) Origin : Netherlands
Dutch baroque printmaker, painter and graphic artist. Born in Leiden, Rembrandt was one of the artistic geniuses of the West. He was a very active artist, and his work is multi-faceted. He left about 600 paintings and thousands of drawings and prints. Unlike his contemporaries, Rembrandt painted many different themes – portraits, religious and allegorical themes, landscapes, and genre paintings, among them images of the Jews who lived in the ghetto near his home. He showed complete control of color, light and shadow, the intricacies of expression and movement, and a deep understanding of humanity.
Joseph kneels before Pharaoh, seated on in his throne, as various dignitaries observe. Joseph`s hands gesture in accordance with his statement that only God can provide the answer to Pharaoh`s question.
Source: Genesis 41
| Portion: Miketz
Pen and wash | 19.4 x 18.4
Date : c. 1659