Monday, June 13, 2011

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

The Risen Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen
Oil on wood, 61 x 49,5 cm
Royal Collection, Buckingham Palace, London

Dutch painter (1606 - 1669)
Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, his later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardships. Yet his etchings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high, and for twenty years he taught many important Dutch painters.