OIL PAINTING: The Sacrifice of Abraham, 1635
The Sacrifice of Abraham is the master's largest painting from the 1630s. Rembrandt arrested the moment when the angel pins Abraham's arm who wants to sacrifice his son to God. The surprised Abraham drops his knife.
A second version of The Sacrifice of Abrahamfrom 1636 - perhaps the work of a coworker - is in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich.