Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know email@example.com WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Belshazzar's Feast Rembrandt Alternative name: Belshazzar's Feast (Rembrandt) Date: 1635 Style: Baroque Genre: religious painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 209.2 x 167.6 cm Location: National Gallery, London, UK Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belshazzar's_Feast_(Rembrandt) File Source: www.the-athenaeum.org References: www.nationalgallery.org.uk Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 736x600px, View all sizes Rembrandt based this painting off of the story of Belshazzar as well as the writing on the wall in Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. Although Amsterdam was part of the Holy Roman Empire at the time, it also had a large Jewish population, and so this is a story of which many of Rembrant’s contemporaries would have been familiar. The artist’s intention at the time was to create a portrait of a religious story to which the public, who were largely illiterate, could refer. Rembrandt produced many stories from the bible for the same purpose, including Return of the Prodigal Son and Christ with the Sick around Him. Rembrandt Famous works Christ in the Storm Rembrandt · 1633 Flora Rembrandt · 1634 Belshazzar's Feast Rembrandt · 1635 Self-portrait with Saskia in the Parable of the Prodigal Son Rembrandt · 1635 The Nightwatch Rembrandt · 1642 Danae Rembrandt · 1643 The Return of the Prodigal Son Rembrandt · 1669 View all 775 artworks Related Artworks Last Supper Peter Paul Rubens St. Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata Peter Paul Rubens Our Lady with the Saints Peter Paul Rubens Our Lady with the Saints Peter Paul Rubens The Martyrdom of St. Livinus Peter Paul Rubens Massacre of the Innocents Peter Paul Rubens The Road to Calvary Peter Paul Rubens Carrying the Cross Peter Paul Rubens The Feast of Herod Peter Paul Rubens The Last Supper Peter Paul Rubens The Last Supper Peter Paul Rubens Martyrdom of St. Thomas Peter Paul Rubens The Crowning of St. Catherine Peter Paul Rubens St. Augustine Peter Paul Rubens The Holy Family with St. Anne Peter Paul Rubens Landscape with Saint George and the Dragon Peter Paul Rubens The Meeting of David and Abigail Peter Paul Rubens Ildefonso Altar Peter Paul Rubens St. Cecilia Peter Paul Rubens Adoration of the Magi Peter Paul Rubens 1 Load more Advertisement.