File:Rembrandt-Belsazar.jpg

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Rembrandt: Belshazzar's Feast  wikidata:Q1167932 
Artist
Rembrandt: Belshazzar's Feast
Title
Belshazzar's Feast
Object type painting
Description
According to Daniel 5:1-31, King Belshazzar of Babylon takes sacred golden and silver vesselsfrom the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem by his predecessor Nebuchadnezzar. Using these holy items, the King and his court praise 'the gods of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone'. Immediately, the disembodied fingers of a human hand appear and write on the wall of the royal palace the words "MENE", "MENE", "TEKEL", "UPHARSIN"
Date circa 1635-1638
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 167.6 cm (65.9 in); Width: 209.2 cm (82.3 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,167.6U174728;P2049,209.2U174728
room 24
Accession number
NG 6350
Object history

by 1736: Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby (1689-1776), Knowsley Hall, Knowsley
by 1964: Edward John Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby (1919-1994), Knowsley Hall, Knowsley

: purchased by National Gallery, London
Exhibition history

Rembrandt. Sextiosex bilder från utställningen i Nationaluseum, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, , cat.no. 15.
Art in the making: Rembrandt, , National Gallery, London, Cat.no. 7.
Rembrandt, The master and his workshop, Altes Museum, Berlin, , Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, , National Gallery, London, , Cat.no. 22.
Rembrandt-Caravaggio, , Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Cat.no. 37.

Rembrandt, Pintor de historias, , Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Cat.no. 23.
Credit line Purchased by the National Gallery with support of The Art Fund
Inscriptions

Traces of signature and date: Rembrand [.] / 163[.]

top right: מנה / מנה / תקל / ופר / סין
In Latin script "Mene / Mene / Tekel / Uphar / sin". Written from top to bottom, in rows from right to left.
References National Gallery Online Catalog, as Belshazzar's Feast, circa 1636-1638, Height: 167.6 cm (65.9 in); Width: 209.2 cm (82.3 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,167.6U174728;P2049,209.2U174728
.
RKDimages, Art-work number 48717, as Het feestmaal van Belsazar (Daniël 5:1-6), circa 1635
date QS:P,+1635-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
(1634-1636), Height: 167 cm (65.7 in); Width: 209 cm (82.2 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,167U174728;P2049,209U174728
.
Web Gallery of Art, as Belshazzar's Feast, circa 1636
date QS:P,+1636-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
, Height: 168 cm (66.1 in); Width: 209 cm (82.2 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,168U174728;P2049,209U174728
.
Source/Photographer www.nationalgallery.org.uk : Home : Info
Other versions
Rembrandt - Belshazzar's Feast - WGA19123.jpg File:Rembrandt - Belshazzar's Feast - WGA19123.jpg
Version from www.wga.hu
Rembrandt - Das gastmal des Belsazar.jpeg File:Rembrandt - Das gastmal des Belsazar.jpeg
Belshazzar’s feast, by Rembrandt.jpg File:Belshazzar’s feast, by Rembrandt.jpg

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21:58, 27 February 2005Thumbnail for version as of 21:58, 27 February 2005489 × 389 (32 KB)Chrkl (talk | contribs)Painting by Rembrandt showing the appearance of a ghostly grafitto in a biblical scene in ancient Babylonia. {{pd-art}}
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