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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Portrait of an Old Man




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      REMBRANDT


      • Occupation: Painter
      • Born: July 15, 1606
      • Birth name: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
      • Place of birth: Leiden, Netherlands
      • Date of death: October 4, 1669
      • Place of death: Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Buried: Westerkerk, Amsterdam (unmarked grave)


    • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is born on July 15, 1606 in Leiden, the Netherlands, into a large family. His family are quite well off; his father's a miller, and his mother's a baker's daughter. He attends Latin school and enrols at the University of Leiden. But he shows more interest in painting than Latin, and is apprenticed with a Leiden history painter, Jacob van Swanenburgh. He then enjoys a brief but important apprenticeship with the famous painter Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, before opening a studio in Leiden, which he shares with friend and colleague Jan Lievens. In 1627, Rembrandt begins to accept students, among them Gerrit Dou.

      He is discovered by statesman and poet, Constantijn Huygens, the father of Christiaan Huygens.

      Rembrandt establishes himself enough in the next four years to receive several assignments for portraits from Amsterdam. As a result, he moves into the house of an art dealer, Hendrick van Uylenburgh, in Amsterdam. In 1634, he marries Hendrick's great-niece, Saskia van Uylenburg.

      Rembrandt and Saskia move in 1639 to a prominent house in the Jodenbreestraat in the Jewish quarter, later to become the Rembrandt House Museum (Museum het Rembrandthuis). The purchase price of the house is thirteen thousand guilders, which is a huge sum for its day. Rembrandt cannot pay it off in one go, but is allowed to pay it off in instalments.

      The couple have several setbacks in their personal life. Three of their children die shortly after birth. Only their fourth child, a son, Titus, born in 1641, survives into adulthood. Saskia dies in 1642 soon after Titus's birth, probably from tuberculosis.

      By the late 1640s, Rembrandt's mistress is the much younger Hendrickje Stoffels, also his maidservant. They have a daughter in 1654, Cornelia, bringing Hendrickje an official reproach from the Reformed Church for "living in sin." Rembrandt is not summoned to appear before the Church council because he is not a member of the Reformed Church.

      Rembrandt lives beyond his means, and falls into bankruptcy in 1656. He has to sell his house and move to a small rented house on the Rozengracht. Here, Hendrickje and Titus start an art shop to make ends meet. However, Rembrandt's fame burns as bright as ever for he receives an important commission for a large history piece for the newly built city hall.

      Rembrandt outlives both Hendrickje and Titus. The mourning for his much beloved son takes a heavy toll on Rembrandt and he dies on October 4, 1669 in Amsterdam and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Westerkerk. Only his daughter Cornelia outlives hime from his family.

      In total, he leaves behind around 600 paintings, 2,000 drawings, and 300 etchings. Nearly 100 of these pieces are self-portraits.





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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Bust of an Old Man with a Cap
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Christ in Emmaus
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Christ in the Storm on Lake Galilea
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Danae
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Flora
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Night Watch
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      The Noble Slav
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Old Man in an Armchair
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Old Man in an Armchair II
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Old Man Praying
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Old Man with Red Cap
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Old Woman Reading
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      The Philosopher
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Portrait of the Admiral's Wife
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Portrait of the Artist's Father
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Portrait of Jan Six
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Portrait of a Young Girl
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Prophet Balaam and the Donkey
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Samson and Delilah
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Self Portrait
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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      Rembrandt van Rijn
      Self Portrait II
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)


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