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Rembrandt van Rijn

Dutch painter, draftsman, and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Noted as one of the most popular and influential artists of his period. His work is characterized by the Baroque interest in dramatic scenes and strong contrasts of light on a dark stage. The subjects of his works include portraits, landscapes, figures, animals, an scenes of biblical and secular history and mythology. He was very prolific, producing paintings, etchings, and drawings: Rembrandt executed about 400 paintings, over 1000 drawings, and around 300 etchings.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500011051.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Rembrandt van Rijn:

Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt and His Wife Saskia, 1636 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt Drawing at a Window, 1648 Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Abraham’s Sacrifice, 1655 Etching and drypoint on white laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, 1634 Etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Adoration of the Shepherds: A Night Piece, 1657 Etching, engraving, and drypoint on Japanese paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Flight into Egypt: A Night Piece, 1651 Etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Flight into Egypt, ca. 1653 Etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Virgin and Child with the Cat and Snake, 1654 Etching on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Christ Preaching, ca. 1652 Etching, engraving, and drypoint on white laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Tribute Money, ca. 1635 Etching on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Christ and the Woman of Samaria: an arched print, 1658 Etching and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Raising of Lazarus: the smaller plate, 1642 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Raising of Lazarus: the larger plate, 1632 (printed in 1640s or later) Etching on Japanese paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Christ Healing the Sick, ca. 1649 Etching, drypoint, and engraving on Japanese paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Christ Presented to the People, 1655 Drypoint
Rembrandt van Rijn Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves (The Three Crosses), 1653 Drypoint with some engraving
Rembrandt van Rijn Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: An Oval Plate, ca. 1641 Etching and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Return of the Prodigal Son, 1636 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Peter and John Healing the Cripple at the Gate of the Temple, 1659 Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Peter and John Healing the Cripple at the Gate of the Temple, 1659 (probably printed in 19th century) Etching on heavyweight laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Stoning of St. Stephen, 1635 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Death of the Virgin, 1639 Etching and drypoint
Rembrandt van Rijn The Ship of Fortune, 1633 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Strolling Musicians, 1635 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Strolling Musicians, ca. 1635 Etching on white laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Man Drawing from a Cast, ca. 1641 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Ragged Peasant with His Hands behind Him, Holding a Stick, 1630 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House, 1648 Etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Artist Drawing from a Model, ca. 1639 (possibly printed later) Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Six’s Bridge, 1645 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Landscape with a Sportsman and Dog, ca. 1653 Etching and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn The Three Trees, 1643 Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Landscape with a Milkman, ca. 1650 Etching and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Landscape with a Hay Barn and a Flock of Sheep, 1652 Etching and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Cottage beside a Canal, ca. 1645 Etching on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Canal with an Angler and Two Swans, 1650 Etching and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Bust of an Old Bearded Man, Looking Down, Three-Quarters Right, 1631 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Old Man with a Divided Fur Cap, 1640 Etching and drypoint on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Jan Cornelis Sylvius, Preacher, 1633 (or 1634) Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Young Man in Velvet Cap with Books beside Him, 1637 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Faust, ca. 1652 Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Clement de Jonghe, Printseller, 1651 Etching, drypoint, and engraving on fine white laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Jan Asselijn, Painter (Krabbetje), ca. 1647 Etching, drypoint, and engraving on heavyweight Japan paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Jan Cornelis Sylvius, Preacher, 1646 Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Jan Uytenbogaert, 1639 Etching
Rembrandt van Rijn Lieven Willemsz van Coppenol, Writing Master: the smaller plate, ca. 1658 Etching, drypoint, and burin on white laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Sheet of Studies: Head of the Artist, a Beggar Couple, Heads of an Old Man and Old Woman, 1632 Etching on white laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn Three Heads of Women, One Lightly Etched, ca. 1637 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn, plate reworked by William Baillie Christ Healing the Sick, ca. 1649 (restrike printed ca. 1775 by Baillie) Etching, drypoint, and engraving on blue-tone wove paper
By or after Rembrandt van Rijn Abraham’s Sacrifice, ca. 1637 Etching on cream laid paper
Rembrandt van Rijn, plate reworked by William Baillie Jan Uytenbogaert, 19th century (restrike by Baillie) Etching
Jan Georg van Vliet after Rembrandt van Rijn Bust of a Young Man, 17th century Etching
Jan van de Velde II after Rembrandt van Rijn The Good Samaritan, 17th century Etching and engraving
John Greenwood after Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt’s Father, 1763 Mezzotint on laid paper
Jan Georg van Vliet after Rembrandt van Rijn St. Jerome, 17th century Etching
Timothy Cole after Rembrandt van Rijn The Mill, 1920 Wood engraving on Asian wove paper
Timothy Cole after Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt, 1913 Wood engraving on tissue paper with four corners glued down on wove paper
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel after Rembrandt van Rijn Boy in front of the House Door, 1764 Color etching
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel after Rembrandt van Rijn Woman Seen from Behind, 1763 Color etching printed in brown ink
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