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Rembrandt was inspired to draw Leonardo da Vinci's famous "The Last Supper" (circa 1492/94–1498), despite the fact that he never saw the original. Use the slider to compare Leonardo's fresco at left with Rembrandt's red chalk drawing of 1634–35 at right.

Rembrandt was inspired to draw Leonardo da Vinci's famous "The Last Supper" (circa 1492/94–1498), despite the fact that he never saw the original. Use the slider to compare Leonardo's fresco at left with Rembrandt's red chalk drawing of 1634–35 at right.

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The Last Supper, after Leonardo da Vinci, 1634–35
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch)
Red chalk
Robert Lehman Collection (1975.1.794)
The Last Supper, ca. 1492/94–1498
Leonardo da Vinci (Italian)
Tempera and mixed media on plaster
Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan

Photo of fresco: Scala/Ministero per i Beni e le Attivitá culturali / Art Resource, NY
The Last Supper, with a Spaniel, ca. 1500
Attributed to Giovanni Pietro da Birago (Italian)
Engraving
Purchase, Dr. and Mrs. Goodwin M. Breinin Gift, 1998 (1998.195)