Rembrandt’s Portrait of God as Man

In this episode of Masterworks: Expert Voices, join famed dealer, collector, and Sotheby’s Senior Vice President Otto Naumann in an introduction to Rembrandt’s Study of the Head and Clasped Hands of A Young Man As Christ in Prayer. With swift brushstrokes, Rembrandt broke from the byzantine portrayal of Christ as Redeemer or Pantocrator in favor of a more human depiction. This personal, expressive representation of an individual in pensive prayer serves as his reminder that Christ was man as well as God. Hidden from public view for decades, this painting will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby’s Old Masters Evening Sale.

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