The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee
Artist Rembrandt
Year 1633
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Lost
Dimensions 62.99 in × 50.39 in
160 cm × 128 cm
Rembrandt Famous Paintings
The Night Watch
The Return of the Prodigal Son
The Jewish Bride
The Mill
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee
The Blinding of Samson
The Three Trees

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee is a 1633 painting by Rembrandt. The painting was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990 and has not yet been recovered.

Rembrandt painted the work on canvas using oils. The work measures 63 by 50.39 inches.


The painting is Rembrandt’s only work with a maritime scene. It depicts a sailboat being tossed about on the Sea of Galilee. Much of the painting has dark, menacing coloring. The front of the boat is at the crest of a wave that is breaking over the side.

Jesus is depicted sitting in the rear of the boat, with one of the apostles seemingly imploring him to do something. Another apostle is depicted leaning over the side of the boat retching.

There is an element of mystery in that there are fourteen people in the painting. Many experts believe the artist included a self-portrait in the composition.

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