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in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 15 July 1606? , in Leiden; died 8 October 1669 , in Amsterdam.

Painter, draughtsman, printmaker (etching, drypoint, burin). Portraits, group portraits.

Leiden School, Amsterdam School.

Rembrandt’s date of birth is uncertain. According to his marriage contract drawn up on 10 June 1634, in which he stated he was 27, he would have been born in 1608; other sources indicate 1607 or 1606. Rembrandt was the sixth of seven children of the miller Harmen or Hermann Gerritsz. van Rijn (from the Rhine region, on whose banks stood the mill) and his wife, Neltje, daughter of the baker Willems de Suydtbroeck. Harmen Gerritsz. owned two houses near the ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; Renaissance Art

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