Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn - Large Format Fine Art Prints and Reproductions

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn was born in Leiden, the son of a miller. Rembrandt  became an apprentice painter under Jacob van Swanenburch in Leiden, and later Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam. Back in Leiden, he set up as an independent artist together with Jan Lievens.

In 1631, he moved to Amsterdam where he received numerous commissions for portraits. His many pupils included Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck and Carel Fabritius. In this period, Rembrandt develop a more powerful chiaroscuro, a looser brush and a greater sense of drama. He focused more on historical scenes, and made numerous etchings and drawings.

He died in 1669 and was buried in Amsterdam's Westerkerk.

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An Old Man in Military Costume

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The subject, who appears in different guises in several other paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn and his contemporaries, wears a plumed hat and metal breastplate. His military costume may symbolize Dutch strength and patriotism during the struggle for independence from Spain. Although he faces front, the man's torso is turned in a three-quarter view; his...
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Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp

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Rembrandt was only twenty-five when he was asked to paint the portraits of the Amsterdam surgeons. The portrait was commissioned for the anatomy lesson given by Dr Nicolaes Tulp in January 1632. Rembrandt portrayed the surgeons in action, and they are all looking at different things. Dynamism is added to the scene by the great contrasts between light and...
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Artemisia

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Judith at the banquet of Holofernes. Judith, the only work by Rembrandt in the Museo del Prado, is one of a group of depictions of goddesses and heroines by the artist painted between 1633 and 1635. It is signed and dated on the arm of the chair: Rembrant / f. 1634. The masterful handling of chiaroscuro and the wealth of painterly nuances in the clothing...
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Isaac and Rebecca, Known as ‘The Jewish Bride’

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c. 1665-1669, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam It was common for people to have themselves portrayed as historical personages. This man and woman chose the loving biblical couple Isaac and Rebecca. Rembrandt veered from the conventional by representing the pair in an intimate and private moment, and by using a thick, impasto manner of painting. He subsequently...
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Juno

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Man in Oriental Dress

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Rembrandt manipulated light in a highly personal way. Here, the man’s turban and the right side of his face are brilliantly illuminated, while the left side is in shadow. Exotic character heads like this – they are not portraits – were extremely popular in the 17th century; early on, they were widely copied and imitated. They were known as ‘Turkish...
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Musical Company

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This curious painting refuses to divulge its secrets. The image can be interpreted as an admonition to praise God with singing and music-making, but also as a risqué scene of seduction. The young woman’s gaudy garments and red shoes are in questionable taste, and the old woman looks suspiciously like a procuress. Perhaps the painting contains a warning...
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Night Watch

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1642, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq, Known as the ‘night watch’Rembrandt’s largest, most famous canvas was made for the Arquebusiers guild hall. This was one of several halls of Amsterdam’s civic guard, the city’s militia and police. Rembrandt was the first to paint figures in a...
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Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Maria Trip

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1639, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam The young sitter is assumed to be Maria Trip, the daughter of a wealthy Amsterdam merchant. She displays her wealth with pride. Her dress is trimmed with white linen so fine it is almost transparent. She sports a fortune in pearls, and in her left hand she casually holds the knobbed handle of a folding fan. In 1639 this was...
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Portrait of Johannes Wtenbogaert

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1633, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam The 76-year-old Remonstrant minister, once the court chaplain of Prince Maurice, wears a calotte (skullcap) and a ‘tabard’, a fur-lined cloak – the kind of clothing elderly scholars preferred to be portrayed in. Wtenbogaert’s face is more realistically modelled than his hands, which may have been done by a pupil in Rembrandt’s...
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Portrait of Marten Soolmans

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Portrait of Marten Soolmans standing full-height on a checkered tile floor in an undefined place. He is dressed in an expensive black suit with lace collar, tie, cuffs and garters, wearing a black hat and shoes with rosettes. In his left hand he holds a glove. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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Portrait of Oopjen Coppit

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Portrait of the 23-year-old Oopjen Coppit standing full-height on a checkered tile floor in an otherwise undefined space. She is dressed in an expensive black dress, lace collar and cuffs and a black veil. She wears expensive jewelry. In her right hand she holds a fan of black ostrich feathers. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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Rembrandt’s Son Titus in a Monk’s Habit

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1660, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Rembrandt portrayed his son Titus with downcast eyes and wearing a Franciscan habit. The rules of this monastic order prescribed a life of poverty and humility. Indicative of this are the coarse robe and the introspective gaze on the boy’s gaunt face, on which Rembrandt has focussed all his attention. The surroundings, with...
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Self-portrait

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c. 1628, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Even as an inexperienced young artist, Rembrandt did not shy away from experimenting. Here the light glances along his right cheek, while the rest of his face is veiled in shadow. It takes a while to realize that the artist is gazing intently out at us. Using the butt end of his brush, Rembrandt made scratches in the still...
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Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul

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1661, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam His brow furrowed and eyebrows arched, Rembrandt peers out at us meaningfully. He has portrayed himself as the Apostle Paul, recognizable by the saint’s attributes, a sword and a manuscript. Paul preached Christianity and wrote about salvation through Christ. Is this what Rembrandt is trying to remind us of in this painting?...
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The Wardens of the Amsterdam Drapers’ Guild,...

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1662, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam The syndics inspected the quality of dyed cloth. Rembrandt portrayed them looking up from their work, as though disturbed by our arrival. This artistic device was a clever way of enlivening the scene and thereby involving the viewer. This late work by Rembrandt not only attests to his endless creativity, but also to his...
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Tobit and Anna with the Kid

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Tobit’s blindness has condemned him and his wife to a life of grinding poverty: his once expensive tabard is torn and tattered. When Anna comes home with a kid, a reward for her hard work, Tobit thinks she has stolen it. In desperation, he prays God to grant him a quick death. Anna looks on in bewilderment. 1626, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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