Christ with St John the Evangelist and Nicodemus seated at a Table in a candlelit Interior

Oil on Copper
Signed and dated lower left: "CV/BERGHE/1617"
8 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches (22.6 x 16.5 cms)
Essay: 

This rare religious subject by the painter is dated 1617 and so along with a flower still life in the Philadelphia Museum of Art they represent the earliest dated works by the painter.

Provenance: 

Mrs Speelman, London;
with Sam Nijstad, The Hague, October 1957;
Purchased in September 1958 by Dr. George S. Heyer, Jr. (1930-2015), USA