The Prophet Elisha and the Widow with Her Sons

about 1657
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)

Catalogue Raisonné

Benesch 1027


Overall: 17.2 x 25.4cm (6 3/4 x 10 in.) Framed: 35.6 x 43.2 cm (14 x 17 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




August Artaria (1807-1893, Vienna, Lugt 33); Josef Carl von Klinkosch (1822-1888, Vienna, Lugt 577); probably included in his sale, Vienna, Wawra, 15 April 1889 and following days; Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1858 - 1929, Vienna); Felix Somary (1881-1956, Vienna and Zurich); Charles C. Cunningham, Jr. (Boston); Robert M.Light (Santa Barbara); to MFA, June 1980.

Credit Line

Ernest W. Longfellow Fund, Gift of Jessie H. Wilkinson—Jessie H. Wilkinson Fund, Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund