Christ among the Scribes

around 1630/35, Circle: Jusepe de Ribera, gen. Lo Spagnoletto



Christ among the Scribes

Unnoticed by his parents, the twelve-year old Jesus had remained in Jerusalem during the Feast of the Passover and engaged in discussion with the Jewish Scribes who were astounded by his insight and answers. It was not until three days later that Mary and Joseph found him there. The picture, one of the most well-known from the collection of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, was previously attributed to Jusepe de Ribera, court painter to the Spanish viceroys in Naples.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name



Italian, Neapolitan


around 1630/35


Jusepe de Ribera, gen. Lo Spagnoletto (1591 Játiva/Valencia - 1652 Neapel) - GND




129 x 175 cm, Framed: 153 x 202,5 x 10 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 326


Coll. Leopold Wilhelm

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