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Evolution and Ambition in the Career of Jan Lievens (1607-1674)

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Rembrandt has represented the Temple in Jerusalem on several occasions but never in such detail as in the etching of 1659, Peter and John at the Gate of the Temple. The story of Peter healing the lame man in Acts 3:1–10, is said to take place “at the hour of prayer … at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful.” One sees, therefore, a tall and spacious portal and through it the Temple terrain crowded with worshipers.