Lege Artis Medicinae

[The Prophet Elisha and the Sunamite woman]

NÉMET István

JULY 29, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(07)

[Very little is known about the life of Gerbrandt van den Eeckhout (1621-1674), the painter of the picture on the title page. Arnold Houbraken, in his collection of biographies from the early 18th century, reports that the artist was a pupil of Rembrandt sometime in the second half of the 1630s, but remained on friendly terms with his master afterwards. Eeckhout, like Rembrandt's other pupils, often captured lesser-known Old Testament scenes, including the Budapest picture painted in 1664. ]

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