Rembrandt van Rijn: Life and Work

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on July 15, 1606 in , the . He was the ninth child born to Harmen Gerritszoon van Rijn and Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuytbrouck. His family was quite well-to-do; his father was a miller and his mother was a baker's daughter. As a boy he attended school and was enrolled at the , although according to a contemporary he had a greater inclination towards painting; he was soon apprenticed to a Leiden history painter, Jacob van Swanenburgh, with whom he spent three years. After a brief but important apprenticeship of six months with the famous painter in , Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden in 1624 or 1625, which he shared with friend and colleague . In 1627, Rembrandt began to accept students, among them .

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a and . He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and in and the most important in . His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the .


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Perhaps the most well-known painting associated with Bewitched is "A Girl with a Broom", more commonly (and incorrectly) referred to as "Girl with Broom". This painting appeared prominently in Samantha and Darrin's front entryway during season three, rarely moving from this spot for the rest of the series' run. On the few occasions that it was moved, a mirror was usually put in its place for Endora or Uncle Arthur to appear in so they could taunt Darrin from behind the glass. One very common and oft-reported misconception about "A Girl with a Broom" is that it was painted by 15th Century Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1606-1669). This, however, is most likely incorrect. It is now believed by many art historians that "A Girl with a Broom" was actually painted by a student of Rembrandt's, Dutch artist Carel Fabritius (1622-1654). The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (where "A Girl with a Broom" now resides) credits the painting to the "Rembrandt Workshop (Possibly Carel Fabritius)" in its archives, based on the fact that the painting is signed in the lower left corner "Rembrandt f. 1651". The "F" is now believed to stand for "Fabritius".


Nov 13, 2017 · (Written by Shreya Chowdhury

Because of his empathy for the human condition, he has been called "one of the great prophets of civilization."Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on July 15, 1606 in Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on 15th July, 1606, in Leiden, the eighth of nine children of Harmen Gerritszoon van Rijn and his wife, Neeltje van Suijttbroeck. He was the first and the only of their sons whom they sent to the school for Latin. After seven years’ schooling (1613-1620), Rembrandt entered the Philosophical Faculty of Leiden University to study Classics. A short period at the university finished with starting a period of apprenticeship (1622-24) under the Italy-trained painter Jacob Isaacszoon van Swanenburgh. However, the succeeding half-year studies under Pieter Lastman, the Amsterdam artist of historical paintings, influenced Rembrandt’s work much deeper. In 1625 the 19-year-old Rembrandt returned to Leiden and opened his own studio, which he shared with his friend of the same age, Jan Lievens.

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"Rembrandt" is a modification of the spelling of the artist's first name that he introduced in 1633. Roughly speaking, his earliest signatures (ca. 1625) consisted of an initial "R", or the monogram "RH" (for Rembrant Harmenszoon; i.e. "son of Harmen"), and starting in 1629, "RHL" (the "L" stood, presumably, for Leiden). In 1632, he used this monogram early in the year, then added his to it, "RHL-van Rijn", but replaced this form in that same year and began using his first name alone with its original spelling, "Rembrant". In 1633 he added a "d", and maintained this form consistently from then on, proving that this minor change had a meaning for him (whatever it might have been). This change is purely visual; it does not change the way his name is pronounced. Curiously enough, despite the large number of paintings and etchings signed with this modified first name, most of their documents that mentioned him during his lifetime retained the original "Rembrant" spelling. (Note: the rough chronology of signature forms above applies to the paintings, and to a lesser degree to the etchings; from 1632, presumably, there is only one etching signed "RHL-v. Rijn," the large-format "Raising of Lazarus," B 73). His practice of signing his work with his first name, later followed by , was probably inspired by , and who, then as now, were referred to by their first names alone.