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Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)

Christ Healing the Paralytic c. 1619

RCIN 405325

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Van Dyck created this painting aged 20 whilst working in Rubens’s studio. Taken from St Matthew’s Gospel, it shows Christ forgiving the sins and healing the bodily ailments of a paralysed man. In contrast to the witnesses in the shadows on the left, Christ and the apostle indicate the path out into the light – symbolising redemption.