Friday, June 10, 2011

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem
Oil on panel
58.3 x 46.6 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Dutch painter (1606 - 1669)
Rembrandt moved to Amsterdam in 1631; his marriage in 1634 to Saskia van Uylenburgh, the cousin of a successful art dealer, enhanced his career, bringing him in contact with wealthy patrons who eagerly commissioned portraits.