Collection: Rembrandt Van Rijn

Rembrandt Van Rijn

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was conceived on July 15, 1606, in Leiden, the Netherlands. He was the ninth kid destined to Harmen Gerritszoon van Rijn and Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuytbrouck. His family was very wealthy; his dad was a mill operator and his mom was a pastry specialist's girl. As a kid he went to Latin school and was selected at the University of Leiden, albeit as indicated by a contemporary he had a more prominent tendency towards painting; he was before long apprenticed to a Leiden history painter, Jacob van Swanenburgh, with whom he went through three years. After a brief yet significant apprenticeship of a half year with the popular painter Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden in 1624 or 1625, which he imparted to companion and partner Jan Lievens. In 1627, Rembrandt started to acknowledge understudies, among them Gerrit Dou. In 1629 Rembrandt was found by the statesman Constantijn Huygens, the dad of Christiaan Huygens (a well known Dutch mathematician and physicist), who secured for Rembrandt significant commissions from the court of The Hague. Because of this association, Prince Frederik Hendrik kept on acquiring paintings from Rembrandt until 1646.

Toward the finish of 1631, Rembrandt moved to Amsterdam, at that point quickly extending as the new business capital of the Netherlands, and started to rehearse as an expert portraitist just because, with extraordinary achievement. He at first remained with an art vendor, Hendrick van Uylenburg, and in 1634, wedded Hendrick's cousin, Saskia van Uylenburg. Saskia originated from a decent family: her dad had been a legal advisor and burgemeester (civic chairman) of Leeuwarden. When Saskia, as the most youthful little girl, turned into a vagrant, she lived with a more seasoned sister in Het Bildt. They were hitched in the nearby church of St. Annaparochie without the nearness of his family members. Around the same time, Rembrandt turned into a burgess of Amsterdam and an individual from the nearby society of painters. He additionally procured various understudies, among them Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck. In 1635 Rembrandt and Saskia moved into their own home, leasing in popular Nieuwe Doelenstraat. In 1639, they moved to a noticeable house (presently the Rembrandt House Museum) in the Jodenbreestraat in what was turning into the Jewish quarter; the home loan to fund the 13,000 guilder buy would be an essential driver for later budgetary troubles. It was there that Rembrandt as often as possible looked for his Jewish neighbors to demonstrate for his Old Testament scenes. Despite the fact that they were at this point well-to-do, the couple endured a few individual misfortunes; their child Rumbartus kicked the bucket two months after his introduction to the world in 1635 and their little girl Cornelia passed on at only 3 weeks of age in 1638. In 1640, they had a subsequent girl, additionally named Cornelia, who kicked the bucket in the wake of living scarcely over a month. Just their fourth youngster, Titus, who was conceived in 1641, made due into adulthood. Saskia passed on in 1642 not long after Titus' introduction to the world, presumably from tuberculosis. Rembrandt's drawings of her on her wiped out and passing bed are among his most moving works.

During Saskia's sickness, Geertje Dircx was employed as Titus' overseer and nurture and most likely likewise turned into Rembrandt's sweetheart. She would later accuse Rembrandt of a break of guarantee and was granted a divorce settlement of 200 guilders per year. Rembrandt attempted to have her submitted for a long time to a refuge or poorhouse (called a "bridewell") at Gouda, in the wake of learning Geertje had pawned gems that had once had a place with Saskia, and which Rembrandt had given her. In the late 1640s, Rembrandt started an association with a lot more youthful Hendrickje Stoffels, who had at first been his housekeeper. In 1654 they had a girl, Cornelia, presenting to Hendrickje a summons from the Reformed church to answer the charge "that she had submitted the demonstrations of a prostitute with Rembrandt the painter". She conceded this and was prohibited from getting the fellowship. Rembrandt was not brought to show up for the Church chamber since he was not an individual from the Reformed church. The two were viewed as lawfully marry under custom-based law, yet Rembrandt had not hitched Henrickje, so as not to lose access to a trust set up for Titus in his mom's will.

Rembrandt maintained an unsustainable lifestyle, purchasing art (counting offering up his own work), prints (regularly utilized in his paintings) and rarities, which likely made a court course of action keep away from his insolvency in 1656, by selling the majority of his paintings and a huge assortment of ancient pieces. The deal list endures and gives us a decent understanding into his assortments, which apart from Old Master paintings and drawings included busts of the Roman Emperors, suits of Japanese protective layer among numerous articles from Asia, and assortments of normal history and minerals; the costs acknowledged in the deals in 1657 and 1658 were frustrating. He additionally needed to sell his home and his print machine and move to an increasingly unassuming settlement on the Rozengracht in 1660. The specialists and his loan bosses were commonly obliging to him, with the exception of the Amsterdam painters' society, who presented another standard that nobody in Rembrandt's conditions could exchange as a painter. To get around this, Hendrickje and Titus set up a business as art-sellers in 1660, with Rembrandt as a worker. In 1661 he (or rather the new business) was contracted to finish work for the recently assembled city lobby, yet simply after Govert Flinck, the artist recently authorized, kicked the bucket without starting to paint. The subsequent work, The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis, was dismissed and came back to the painter; the enduring section is just a small amount of the entire work. It was around this time Rembrandt took on his last student, Aert de Gelder. In 1662 he was all the while satisfying significant commissions for pictures and different works. When Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany visited Amsterdam in 1667, he visited Rembrandt at his home. Rembrandt outlasted both Hendrickje, who kicked the bucket in 1663 and Titus, who passed on in 1668, leaving a child girl. Rembrandt kicked the bucket inside a time of his child, on October 4, 1669 in Amsterdam, and was covered in a plain grave in the Westerkerk.