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Bramer, Leonard
The Presentation in the Temple The Presentation in the Temple
c. 1640 c. 1640

The blind, old prophet Simeon waited a lifetime for the fulfillment of a prophecy that he would someday hold the Christ Child in his arms. Here, Bramer accentuates the drama of this sacred moment with strong contrasts of dark and light, a feature that links the work of this artist from Delft with that of Rembrandt (to whom this painting was once attributed) and his followers in Amsterdam.

 
Bramer, Leonard
Delft, Netherlands 1596–Delft, Netherlands 1674 Delft, Netherlands 1596–Delft, Netherlands 1674
The Presentation in the Temple The Presentation in the Temple
c. 1640 c. 1640
Oil on panel Oil on panel
68.5 x 34.5 cm
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2013 Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2013
56-003.03

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