Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

“And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

And ye are witnesses of these things.

‭‭Luke‬ ‭24:44-48‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Wildens, Jan. 1586-1653; Jordaens, Hans III, ca. 1595-ca. 1643

Christ on the Road to Emmaus

Flanders, 1640s

This panoramic landscape, like many other landscapes by Wildens, is divided into planes and framed by side-scenes according to the principle of stage space. In order to convey distance, the artist applies air perspective: the solid dark-brown tones of the foreground gradually shift over to light and more transparent bluish-grey mist in the distance. The principal motif of the landscape is the wide road, which opens onto hilly terrain in the distance and is closed in on both sides by high trees. On the road Christ is seen in conversation with his disciples (Luke 24: 13-28). To the left, there is a pond on the far bank of which is a house and a well, while on the near bank an angler is fishing. The figures in the landscape were painted by the Antwerp artist Hans Jordaens III.!ut/p/z1/jZDBTsMwDIZfhR16JHHapu24RUFijI1M04CQC8qmrg1qk6oNq8TTExAXEBR8s_T592djhSVWVp9Mpb1xVjehf1TZk2AsIwmHpeD0EpjYbuiW314BSfHDBwC_FAOs_jM_Aajp-OVfC8IFcb_m6wqrTvv63NijwxIIOttoY72x1YBlms8JDS7qW9r1TR7SdnQhxD2PefoJTPuYfYvGQ4sA0ZgCSeYARR7naZG9yzC7T4og05fHsi979NKHL9fed8NFBBGM44gq56qmRAfXRvDTSO0Gj-VXEnftnXxdLeCZNqcVm83eAJTihbw!/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/?lng=en


Wildens, Jan. 1586-1653; Jordaens, Hans III, ca. 1595-ca. 1643


Christ on the Road to Emmaus










123×168 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1930; handed over by the Antikvariat All-Union Association; originally in the Princess Lvova collection

Inventory Number:





European Fine Art


Flemish Painting of the 17th-18th Centuries

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