Where Do You Find Information on Rembrandt's "Return of the Prodigal Son" Painting?


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Many websites, such as RembrandtPainting.net and the Web Gallery of Art, have information on Rembrandt's painting, "The Return of the Prodigal Son." The piece was painted around 1669 and is an oil on canvas.

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The oil painting is a part of the Hermitage Museum's collection in St. Petersburg, Russia. It measures 262 centimeters by 206 centimeters. It is regarded as Rembrandt's commentary on the ultimate example of mercy and forgiveness. It was one of Rembrandt's last works and is based on the story of the Prodigal Son, found in Luke 15:32. Some art historians have argued that "The Return of the Prodigal Son" is one of the finest paintings, if not the finest painting, ever completed.

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