March 23, 2021 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | ART, PETER'S WRITING | 0 Comments |

(15 July 1606 / 7 – 4 October 1669)

A man from Leiden sallied forth,

Though plain of face, he ventured north;

From callow youth to grand old age

He shows himself at every stage,

An autobiography in paints

Along with sundry sinners and saints.

Aristotle with a Bust of Homer - Wikipedia

“Aristotle with a Bust of Homer” (1653)

Syndics of the Drapers' Guild - Wikipedia

“The Sampling Officials” (1662)

[His light and shade:

His stock in trade:

Full in control

Of workings of the soul –

And mysterious light:

Enigmatic sight:

All of human thought

In his canvas caught.]

File:Rembrandt van Rijn "Petrus in de gevangenis" (St. Peter in prison).jpg

“St. Peter in Prison” (1631)


“Belshazzar’s Feast” (c. 1635-1638)

After long life, after his last breath,

He was a pauper at the death,

Forgotten then his splendid skill

And the phosphorescent thrill

Viewing the drama of his art,

Poured out expertly from the heart.

File:Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn - Portret van een paar als oudtestamentische figuren, genaamd 'Het Joodse bruidje' - Google Art Project.jpg

“The Jewish Bride” (c. 1665-69)

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“Haman Begging the Mercy of Esther” (completed c.1660s)

File:Rembrandt - The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp.jpg

“Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” (1632)

File:Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn - The Return of the Prodigal Son.jpg

“The Return of the Prodigal Son” (c. 1668)

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“The Nightwatch” (1642)

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“Moses with the tablets of the Law” (1659)

Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker - Fine Art Connoisseur

“Head of an Old Man with a Cap” (c. 1630)

Bathsheba with King David's Letter, by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) | The Christian Century


Rembrandt's Claudius Civilis temporarily on view at the Rijksmuseum - Press releases - Press - Rijksmuseum

“The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis” (1661-2)

File:Self portrait at the easel, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660, Louvre, Paris.jpg


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