This was a favourite subject of Rembrandt, as he executed three distinct versions of the same subject. It is interesting as a composition as the figure of Christ is seated among the doctors of theology rather than being prominently dispayed in the center. The artist Rembrandt has moved him to one side overshadowed by the large figures around him. Amazingly the boy Jesus holds his ground as a small but confident adversary whose slight gesture of hand indicates his command of the situation.
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