The Intriguing Story Behind Rembrandt's 100 Guilder Print

The incredible story behind Rembrandt's 100 Guilder Print
This etching by Rembrandt is unusual because it combines the people, parables and situations from Matthew 19 into a single presentation. 

It's named "the 100 Guilder Print" because of this legend: 

Rembrandt was supposed to have paid 100 guilders to buy a print that was made from his original engraving, an extremely high price in the 1600s.

It's an intriguing scenario--the artist paying such a high price to buy back something he'd created. One author suggests it's a good picture of our salvation.

We're created by God, yet Christ paid an extremely high price to purchase us back from death and sin. 

"For God has bought you with a great price. So use every part of your body to give glory back to God because he owns it." 1 Corinthians 6:20 (NLT)

Let's ponder this today and take time to express love and gratitude to our Creator, Purchaser, and Owner.

Reference sources:  Art Way;  Wikipedia (print public domain)

This week Bite Size Bible study is a bit different than the usual study. It's a look at Matthew 19 in light of Rembrandt's 100 Guilder print.

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The incredible story behind Rembrandt's 100 Guilder Print

1 comment:

  1. I like thinking about 1 Cor. 6:20 and I wrote it down so I can think further once I'm done here.


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