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  • The Stoning of St. Stephen
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669
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The Stoning of St. Stephen

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Amsterdam (made)

  • Date:

    1635 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Reverend Francis Palgrave and Miss Annora Palgrave

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 5, box B

Physical description

Etching depicting a man kneeling on the ground with two men standing over him with stones in their hands raised above their heads. There are several figures behind them on the left, with one of them bending over to pick up a stone. On the right is the walls of a town with a crowd below.

Place of Origin

Amsterdam (made)


1635 (made)


Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated


Height: 9.5 cm, Width: 8.6 cm

Descriptive line

Etching by Rembrandt van Rijn, 'The Stoning of St Stephen', first state. Amsterdam, 1635.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from V&A Internal Catalogue
Bartsch, Adam von. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt (Vienna, 1797).
White, Christopher and Boon, Karel G. Rembrandt's Etchings: An Illustrated Critical Catalogue in Two Volumes, I. Text. (Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co; London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1969).
Charles H. Middleton. Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Rembrandt van Ryn. (London, 1878).
D. Rovinski. L'Oeuvre gravé de Rembrandt. (St. Petersburg, 1890).
Blanc, Charles, L'oeuvre complet de Rembrandt, décrit et commenté, (Paris, 1859-61).
Hind, Arthur M. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. (London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1923).
Biörklund George. Rembrandt's Etchings, True and False: A Summary Catalogue in a Distinctive Chronological Order and Completely Illustrated, (Stockholm, London & Paris, 1955) (2nd ed. 1968).
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1942, London: HMSO, 1955.


Paper (fiber product); Printing ink




Prints; Religion; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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