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Christ driving the Money Changers from the Temple

Theodoor Rombouts1628/1637

Centraal Museum

Centraal Museum
Utrecht, Netherlands

A remarkable episode in Christ's life: the day he expelled the money changers from the temple. We see a furious Chris. His anger erupted when he discovered that the holy site of the temple was being used as a market hall and money changer's office. For Caravaggio's followers, this story offered an opportunity to portray a wide range of emotions. Whit a self-made whip, Christ furiously attacks the merchants. "Get these things out of here! Stop turning my Fathers house into a marke place!" That's what Christ souted, according to one of his followers.

Details

  • Title: Christ driving the Money Changers from the Temple
  • Creator: Theodoor Rombouts
  • Date Created: 1628/1637, 1637
  • Physical Dimensions: 74 x 108.5 cm
  • Provenance: acquired with support of the BankGiro Loterij, 2017
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: website museum
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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