The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee
Artist Rembrandt
Year 1633
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 160 cm × 128 cm (62.99 in × 50.39 in)
Location Whereabouts unknown since the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft in 1990

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee is a painting from 1633 by the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn that was in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, prior to being stolen in 1990. The painting depicts the miracle of Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee, as depicted in the fourth chapter of the Gospel of Mark in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.[1] It is Rembrandt's only seascape.[2]


  • Theft 1
  • In popular culture 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


On the morning of March 18, 1990, thieves disguised as police officers broke into the museum and stole The Storm on the Sea of Galilee and 12 other works.[2] It is considered the biggest art theft in US history and remains unsolved.[2][3] The museum still displays the paintings' empty frames in their original locations.[4]

On March 18, 2013, the

  • Artist's Self Portrait In Religious Works by Camille Gizzarelli
  • Theft Overview from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • FBI Top Ten Art Crimes: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft by the FBI Art Crime Team
  • "Great Art Thefts of the 20th Century" by Forbes magazine

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See also

In the "Venture Brothers" villain Phantom Limb is selling the painting to a mafioso who complains that he wanted the "Mona Lisa". Limb explains the Rembrandt is not only a better painting but cheaper for the footage, as it is just over double the size.

The painting makes an appearance in the video game BioShock Infinite, hanging on a wall [8]

The painting is used as the album artwork for The Struggle, the third studio album by Tenth Avenue North.

The painting is the cover of a book called, "Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk" by Peter L. Bernstein.

The painting is referenced in the movie Trance as a stolen painting by Rembrandt.

In The Blacklist episode "Gina Zanetakos (No. 152)" (season 1, episode 6), Raymond Reddington has possession of The Storm on the Sea of Galilee and is arranging its sale[7] to a buyer for the buyer's wedding. In the Complete First Season DVD, it is disc 2, Episode: Gina Zanetakos [No. 152], 5:44-46 and 40:17

In popular culture