Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on 15th July, 1606, in Leiden, the eighth of nine children of Harmen Gerritszoon van Rijn and his wife, Neeltje van Suijttbroeck. He was the first and the only of their sons whom they sent to the school for Latin. After seven years’ schooling (1613-1620), Rembrandt entered the Philosophical Faculty of Leiden University to study Classics. A short period at the university finished with starting a period of apprenticeship (1622-24) under the Italy-trained painter Jacob Isaacszoon van Swanenburgh. However, the succeeding half-year studies under Pieter Lastman, the Amsterdam artist of historical paintings, influenced Rembrandt’s work much deeper. In 1625 the 19-year-old Rembrandt returned to Leiden and opened his own studio, which he shared with his friend of the same age, Jan Lievens.
1625. Oil on panel. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyons, France. Read Note.
1626. Oil on panel. Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, France. Read Note.
1626. Oil on panel. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Read Note.
1626. Oil on panel. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.
1627. Oil on panel. Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany. Read Note.
1627. Oil on panel. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany.
1627. Oil on wood. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Read Note.
c.1627-28. Oil on panel. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany. Read Note.
1628. Oil on panel. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
1628-29. Oil on panel. Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, France. Read Note.
1628. Oil on canvas. Bridgestone Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Read Note.
c. 1629. Oil on canvas. Mauritshuis Museum, The Hague, Holland.
1629. Oil on wood. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany.
c.1629. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA.
c.1629. Oil on panel. Royal collection, UK.
c 1629-30. Oil on panel. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Read Note.
1630. Etching, 2nd state. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1630. Etching, 1st state. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
.1630. Etching, sole state. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
c.1630. Oil on canvas. Collection Von Bohlen und Halbach, Essen.
Rembrandt Harmesz van Rijn. by E. Rotenberg. Moscow. 1956.
Rembrandt. Gemälde. Berlin. 1966.
Rembrandt. Paintings of the Artist in the Museums of the USSR. Moscow. 1971.
Rembrandt’s Portraits. by K. Yegorova. Moscow. 1975.
Dutch Genre Painting. XVII century. by E. Fehner. Moscow. Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo. 1979.
Rembrandt. by Yu. Kuznetsov. Moscow. 1988.
Painting of Western Europe. XVII century. by E. Rotenberg. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1989.
Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.
Rembrandt's Eyes by Simon Schama, Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn. Knopf, 1999.
Rembrandt: The Painter at Work by Ernst Van De Wetering. University of California Press, 2000.
The Complete Etchings of Rembrandt: Reproduced in Original Size by Rembrandt Van Rijn, Gary Schwartz (Editor). Dover Pubns, 1994.
Rembrandt's Women by Julia Lloyd Williams, Rembrandt. Prestel USA, 2001.
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri J.M. Nouwen. Image, 1994.
Rembrandt's Jews by Steven Nadler, Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn. University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Reframing Rembrandt: Jews and the Christian Image in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam (Ahmanson-Murphy Fine Arts Books) by Michael Zell. University of California Press, 2002.