In this sorrowful piece by Rembrandt, Joseph of Arimathea is seen helping Jesus down from the cross. The man in blue holding Jesus’ arm is a self-portrait, and the man watching on the right is Nicodemus who assisted Joseph in burying Jesus (John 19:39–40).
The painting is part of a series of passion paintings Rembrandt made for Frederik Hendrik, including The Resurrection and The Ascension.
Year: between 1632 and 1633
Location: Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
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