Amazoncom coming home rembrandt van rijn the return of the prodigal son and images of christ the art of gods messages volume 6 9781514722626 elaine l wilson books. The return of the prodigal son is an oil painting by rembrandtit is among the dutch masters final works likely completed within two years of his death in 1669 depicting the moment of the prodigal sons return to his father in the biblical parable it is a renowned work described by art historian kenneth clark as a picture which those who have seen the original in st petersburg may be . The standing man at centre is likely the elder son the return of the prodigal son demonstrates the mastery of the late rembrandt his evocation of spirituality and the parables message of forgiveness has been considered the height of his art rembrandt scholar rosenberg et al calls the painting monumental writing that rembrandt. The return of the prodigal son rembrandt van rijn canvas art oil paintings for sale. In the gospel according to luke 15 11 32 christ relates the parable of the prodigal son a son asks his father for his inheritance and leaves the parental home only to fritter away all his wealth arriving at last at sickness and poverty he returns to his fathers house
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