Jan Lievens
(Visual Arts)
Gerard de Lairesse
(Visual Arts)
Adriaen van Ostade
(Visual Arts)
(Visual Arts)
Hendrick ter Brugghen
(Visual Arts)

See also


Knowledge Identifier: +Rembrandt



Dutch painter, one of the greatest in European art historyadd

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 1606, deceased in 1669.

Countries: Netherlands (43%), France (26%), Italy (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Philosopher in Meditation, Jan Lievens, Titus

Linked to: Rembrandt House Museum, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Detroit Institute of Arts, Harvard Medical School




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Portrait of Johannes Wtenbogaert.
oil on canvas


After a brief but important apprenticeship of six months with the famous painter Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam , Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden in 1624 or 1625, which he shared with friend and colleague Jan Lievens. add something


The lapidation of Saint Stephen.
oil on oak panel


In 1626 Rembrandt produced his first etchings, the wide dissemination of which would largely account for his international fame. add something


Jan Lievens - Lievens collaborated and shared a studio with Rembrandt van Rijn from about 1626 to 1631


Ackley, Clifford, et al. add something


In 1629 Rembrandt was discovered by the statesman Constantijn Huygens, the father of Christiaan_Huygens, who procured for Rembrandt important commissions from the court of The Hague . add something


In 1629 he completed Judas Repentant, Returning the Pieces of Silver and The Artist in His Studio, works that evidence his interest in the handling of light and variety of paint application, and constitute the first major progress in his development as a painter. add something


Isaac de Jouderville - An orphan, de Jouderville became a pupil of Rembrandt in November 1629 and travelled with him to Amsterdam in 1631


By the late 1630s Rembrandt had produced a few paintings and many etchings of landscapes. add something


Jeremiah lamenting over the destruction of Jerusalem .

oil on panel , 1630

The parable of the hidden treasure.

oil on panel , 1630


Jacques des Rousseaux - According to the RKD he was a pupil of Rembrandt in Leiden from 1630 onwards


Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione - He was exposed to Rembrandt's etching by 1630


Philosopher in Meditation - Nevertheless, a plausible interpretation of the scene is Tobit and Anna waiting for the return of their only son, Tobias, a scene that Rembrandt had already represented in another version in 1630


Philosopher in Meditation - In the second volume of its "Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings", which covers the years 1631-1634, the Rembrandt Research Project rejected the attribution to Rembrandt of the "Philosopher in Meditation"


Jan Lievens - The two men split in 1631, when Rembrandt moved to Amsterdam and Lievens to England


Philosopher in Meditation - This does not mean that the picture was painted in that year or even in Amsterdam, to which Rembrandt had moved in late 1631


In 1632, he used this monogram early in the year, added his patronymic 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". add something


In late 1632, he began signing solely with his first name, "Rembrant. add something


Self-portrait with wide-awake hat.

oil on oak panel , 1632

The abduction of Europa.

oil on oak panel , 1632


Philosopher in Meditation - It is signed "RHL-van Rijn" and dated 1632, at the time of Rembrandt's move from Leiden to Amsterdam


Philosopher in Meditation - More recently, Clarke published an interpretation on the internet that relates Rembrandt's composition to the design of his signature in 1632


Philosopher in Meditation - The RRP did not introduce any new objective or documentary evidence, but based its judgment on an assessment of Rembrandt's "habits," an appraisal of the painting's style, and the difficulty of fitting it within Rembrandt's production in 1632 or the later 1630s


In 1633 he added a "d", and maintained this form consistently from on, proving that this minor change had a meaning for him. add something


Rembrandt's house in Amsterdam , now the Rembrandt House Museum"Rembrandt" is a modification of the spelling of the artist's first name that he introduced in 1633. add something


The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633. add something


He initially stayed with an art dealer, Hendrick van Uylenburg, and in 1634, married Hendrick's cousin, Saskia van Uylenburg. add something


Portrait of Saskia van Uylenburg

oil on canvas , 1634

Sacrifice of Isaac.

oil on canvas , 1634


Although they were by now affluent, the couple suffered several personal setbacks; their son Rumbartus died two months after his birth in 1635 and their daughter Cornelia died at just three weeks of age in 1638. add something


In 1635 Rembrandt and Saskia moved into their own house, renting in fashionable Nieuwe Doelenstraat. add something


Die Blendung Simsons

oil on canvas , 1636

The Risen Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen

oil on panel , 1638


Adriaen van Ostade - About 1638 or 1640, the influence of Rembrandt suddenly changed his style


In 1639 they moved to a prominent house in the Jodenbreestraat in what was becoming the Jewish quarter; the mortgage to finance the 13,000 guilder purchase would be a primary cause for later financial difficulties. add something


In 1640, they had a second daughter, named Cornelia, who died after living barely over a month. add something


Rembrandt painted The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq between 1640 and 1642. add something


Only their fourth child, Titus, who was born in 1641, survived into adulthood. add something


The Girl in a Picture Frame.

oil on canvas , 1641


The Night Watch or The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq, 1642. add something


Bernhard Keil - According to the RKD he was a pupil of the Danish painter Morten Steenwinkel, who became a pupil of Rembrandt in Amsterdam in the years 1642-1644


Philosopher in Meditation - The subject matter and details of the Koninck picture seem to have been directly inspired by a Rembrandt etching dated 1642 and representing "St

Major work

Night Watch by Rembrandt


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Old Man with a Gold Chain ("Old Man with a Black Hat and Gorget") (c. add something


The Mill
oil on canvas


As a result of this connection, Prince Frederik Hendrik continued to purchase paintings from Rembrandt until 1646. add something


In the late 1640s Rembrandt began a relationship with the much younger Hendrickje Stoffels, who had initially been his maid. add something


Porträt des Jan Six

oil on canvas , 1650

Jakob segnet die Söhne des Joseph Porträt historié des Petrus Scriverius, des Wilhelm (...)

oil on canvas , 1653


In 1654 they had a daughter, Cornelia, bringing Hendrickje a summons from the Reformed Church to answer the charge "that she had committed the acts of a whore with Rembrandt the painter". add something


Bathsheba with David’s letter.

oil on canvas , 1654

The Polish Rider

oil on canvas , 1655


Rembrandt lived beyond his means, buying art, prints, and rarities, which probably caused a court arrangement to avoid his bankruptcy in 1656, by selling most of his paintings and large collection of antiquities. add something



oil on canvas , 1656


Jan Lievens - In 1656 Rembrandt still owned paintings by his former friend


The sale list survives and gives us a good insight into Rembrandt's collections, which apart from Old Master paintings and drawings included busts of the Roman Emperors, suits of Japanese armor among many objects from Asia, and collections of natural history and minerals; the prices realized in the sales in 1657 and 1658 were disappointing. add something


oil on canvas


Rembrandt was forced to sell his house and his printing-press and move to more modest accommodation on the Rozengracht in 1660. add something


Self Portrait with Two Circles, 1660. add something


To get round this, Hendrickje and Titus set up a business as art-dealers in 1660, with Rembrandt as an employee. add something



oil on canvas , 1660

Titus as a monk.

oil on canvas , 1660


Self-portrait - Most of Rembrandt's self-portraits before 1660 show only one hand - the painting hand is left unpainted


In 1661 Rembrandt was contracted to complete work for the newly built city hall, but only after Govert Flinck, the artist previously commissioned, died without beginning to paint. add something


The conspiracy of the Batavians

oil on canvas , 1661


Jan Fyt - From until his death in 1661, he produced a vast number of paintings in which the bold facility of Frans Snyders is united to the powerful effects of Rembrandt, and harmonies of gorgeous tone are not less conspicuous than freedom of touch and a true semblance of nature


The Syndics of the Clothmaker's Guild
oil on canvas


Rembrandt outlived both Hendrickje, who died in 1663, and Titus, who died in 1668, leaving a baby daughter. add something


The Return of the Prodigal Son

oil on canvas , 1663


Gerard de Lairesse - The misformed nose which the disease gave him is clearly visible on the portrait which Rembrandt painted of him around 1665


When Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany came to Amsterdam in 1667, he visited Rembrandt at his house. add something


Adriaen van Ostade - He does not seem to have gone back to gospel illustrations until 1667, when he produced an admirable "Nativity" which is only surpassed in arrangement and colour by Rembrandt's "Carpenter's Family" at the Louvre, or by the "Woodcutter and Children" in the gallery of Cassel


Rembrandt died in 1669 add something


Gerard de Lairesse - Two hundred years after his death in 1711 the "Encyclopædia Britannica", 11th Edition gave no listing at all for De Lairesse, while devoting four pages of solid text to Rembrandt


Gustave Courbet - He traveled to Netherlands and Belgium in 1846–1847. This trip strengthened Courbet's belief that painters should portray the life around them, as Rembrandt, Hals and other Dutch masters had done.


Georges Seurat - Seurat began to draw his inspiration from Millet, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro. He was also strongly influenced by Rembrandt, Francisco_Goya and Ingres.


Hendrik Martenszoon Sorgh - He was married to Adriaantje Hollaer, known for her portrait, painted by Rembrandt, that was pictured on the Dutch 100-guilder banknote, printed from 1947 - 1950


Philosopher in Meditation - With the rejection of the attribution to Rembrandt by the Rembrandt Research Project in 1986, the title became "Old Man in an interior with a winding staircase


Frank Auerbach - Showing at the National Gallery in London in 1994 he made direct reference to the gallery's collection of paintings by Rembrandt, Titian and Rubens.


In 2005 four oil paintings previously attributed to Rembrandt's students were reclassified as the work of Rembrandt himself: Study of an Old Man in Profile and Study of an Old Man with a Beard from a US private collection, Study of a Weeping Woman, owned by the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Portrait of an Elderly Woman in a White Bonnet, painted in 1640. add something


The list was to be unveiled at a scholarly meeting in February 2010 add something


Jan Six - In 2018, Six identified a painting, previously though to have been "school of" Rembrandt, as a painting by the master