‘The Descent from the Cross’, oil on canvas

‘The Descent from the Cross’, oil on canvas

A 19th century Dutch School, after Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669).



A detailed 19th century oil on canvas depicting ‘The Descent from the Cross’, after Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669). Vaguely hand-signed bottom left corner and sold with frame.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669)

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is regarded as the most important Dutch master of the 17th century and as one of the greatest painters and etchers in the European art world. In his career he produced no fewer than three hundred paintings, hundreds of etchings and thousands of drawings. Rembrandt himself never came to Italy, but his work is nevertheless visibly influenced by the Caravaggism. He was a master of the play between light and dark, which led to many lively works full of drama and contrast.

Many works can still be found in various museums, including his self-portraits. He was very confident and saw himself as a history and portrait painter. He portrayed himself as a king from the East or as the apostle Paul in his self-portraits. Not only himself, but also his wife Saskia Uylenburgh, his girlfriend Hedrickje Stoffels and his son Titus van Rijn are frequently portrayed in his paintings. After a very successful career, Rembrandt died on October 4, 1669 in Amsterdam.


French school, Dutch school, Italian school and so much more. The word ‘school’ is used with various meanings and often to describe a certain type of painting style.

In its narrowest sense, the word ‘school’ can denote a group of painters who worked under de influence of another artist. A great example is the ‘school of Leonardo da Vinci’ were a large group of artists worked in the studio of, or under the influence of, Leonardo da Vinci. They are also known as ‘The Leonardeschi’.

In its widest sense, the word ‘school’ can denote a whole country of painters and describe a typical style which reflects the painters of that country. An example is ‘Italian school’ or ‘French school’. In another sense, the word ‘school’ can also denote a certain region of a country. The ‘Venetian school’ applies to painters who worked under local influence or with general similarities in color or technique. Famous examples of ‘Venetian school’ artists are Lazzaro Bastiani (1430-1512), Giovanni Bellini (1430 – 1516) and Giulio Campi (1500-1572).

‘The Descent from the Cross’, oil on canvas


Additional information





Sold with frame

This item is sold including its frame

Dimensions including frame

81.5×64.2×5.5 centimeters

Dimensions excluding frame

69x51x2.2 centimeters

Frame condition

In fair condition with traces of wear and tear visible.


Oil on canvas


Dutch School


The Descent from the Cross




The Netherlands


19th century




In fair condition with signs of aging and traces of wear and tear visible.


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