The 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 for a print 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: Living the Biblios;  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.

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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