after Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606 – Amsterdam 1669)
Oil painting on panel, The Visitation, after Rembrandt van Rijn (Leyden 1606 – Amsterdam 1669), late 17th century. Arched top. The original is in Detroit Institute of Arts. In the original the burst of super-natural light on Mary, newly pregnant with Jesus, and her cousin Elizabeth, who will soon give birth to John the Baptist is notable. The peacocks at lower left symbolise Jesus' immortality, based on a myth that peacock flesh never decays.
On loan from the Trustees of the Sackville Estate
Knole, The Sackville Collection
Makers and roles
after Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606 – Amsterdam 1669), artist