Supper at Emmaus Etching, 1634 by Rembrandt

Rembrandt's Supper at Emmaus Etching is a more restrained and intimate affair confined to the table scene with Christ and the disciples and a bedraggled hound sniffing the guests who replaces the earlier kitchen-maid as a figure of incomprehension. As Christ breaks the bread, the disciples react more moderately, but still differently. One, hatted and apparently younger, sits erect and clasps his hands in recognition and the other, surprised while cutting up food, veers forward. But the most dynamic action is that of Christ himself, who grips the bread with a vigour and energy that call to mind comparable figures by Peter Paul Rubens, whose extrovert art was of fundamental importance to Rembrandt in the 1630s