Follower Of Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn
1606 - 1669
The Departure of The Prodigal Son
Oil on canvas
47" x 38" | 117,5x95 cm
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, was born 15 July 1606 – died 4 Octuber 1669. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in Europe and the most important in Dutch history, His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Ducth Golden Age, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres in painting.
Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, in his portraits of his contemporaries, self –portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible. His self-portraits form a unique and intimate biography, in which the artist surveyed himself without vanity and with the utmost sincerity.
In his paintings and prints he exhibited knowledge of classical iconography, which he molded to fit the requirements of his own experience; thus, the depiction of a biblical scene was informed by Rembrandt's knowledge of the specific text, his assimilation of classical composition, and his observations, because of his empathy for the human condition, he has been called "one of the great prophets of civilization.
January 25, 1615 - February 2, 1660
Portrait of Rembrandt van Rijn
Oil on canvas
15" x 19" | 37,5 x 47,5 cm
Provenance: From Sedelmeyer Gallery, Paris 1911 and the Collection of E Both, Basel Switserland. Note: Recorded in Christopher Wright's Rembrandt Self Portraits 1982, page 24, fig. 5, page 25. This work derives from the Rembrandt Self Portraits of 1637, on panel in the possession of the Louvre, Paris. In a smaller simplified close-up version with changes in some details while retaining the architectural background.
Govaert F born at Klive, capital of Cleves, Was a Dutch Golden Age Painter. Flinck was joined by Jacob Backer, and the companionship of a youth determined like himself to be an artist only confirmed his passion for painting. Amongst the neighbours of Jacobszon at Leeuwarden were the sons and relations of Rombertus van Uylenburg, whose daughter Saskia married Rembrandt van Rijn in 1634. Other members of the same family lived at Amsterdam, cultivating the arts either professionally or as amateurs. The pupils of Lambert probably gained some knowledge of Rembrandt by intercourse with the Ulenburgs. Certainly Joachim von Sandart, who visited Holland in 1637, found Flinck acknowledged as one of Rembrandt's best pupils.