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Rembrandt click to hear - Van Rijn click to hear 2

Rembrandt and his Parents
Brothers and Sisters
Family
Rembrandt van Rijn
Harmen Gerritszoon (father)
Neeltje van Suydtbroeck (mother)
hear - take 2

Gerrit
Machtelt
Cornelis
Lysbeth
Willem
Adriaen
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Saskia van Uylenburgh (wife)
Titus (son)
Geerthge Dirckx (mistress)
Hendrikje Stoffels (later mistress)
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Cornelia (Hendrikje's daughter)
Magdalena van Loo (Titus' wife)
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Rembrandt's wife Saskia was the daughter of the Mayor of Leeuwarden, Friesland, who was meeting with William of Orange on the day that William was assassinated. William of Orange, often called "The Silent," led the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule that began in 1568 and lasted for eighty years, until Spain formally recognized Dutch independence in the Peace of Münster of 1648.
After Saskia died, Rembrandt did not remarry because it would have meant giving up the income from her inheritance.

[A Rembrandt Painting]
Self-Portrait at 24 (1630)
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Cities Amsterdam Streets
Leiden
Amsterdam
Utrecht
Leeuwarden
Gouda
hear
Nieuwe Doelenstraat
Sint Anthoniesbreestraat
Rozengracht
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Jodenbreestraat
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Teachers Students
Jacob Isaacxsz van Swanenburgh
Pieter Lastman
Jan Pynas (?)
Jan Lievens (fellow student)
Hercules Seghers (engraver)
hear
Govert Flinck
Ferdinand Bol
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
Aert de Gelder
Samuel van Hoogstraten
Gerrit Dou
hear
De Nachtwacht - (The Night Guard)
Officers pictured:
Frans Banning Cocq, Heer van Purmerlandt
Willem van Ruytenburch, Heer der Stad Vlaardingen
hear

The painting originally was on display at the Civic Guard's headquarters,
the Kloveniersdoelen. hear - 2
[A Rembrandt Painting]
De Nachtwacht click to hear 2 (1642) Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
More about the Night Watch from rembrandtpainting.net
Patrons and Subjects of Paintings
Nicolaes Ruts
Maarten Looten
Nicolaes Tulp
Johannes Uytenbogaert
hear

Jan Rijcksen
Griet Jans
Maarten Soolmans
Oopjen Coppit
hear
Wolfert van Brederode
Louise Christine van Solms
hear

Herman Doomer click to hear
Baartjen Martens Doomer click to hear 2


Clement de Jonghe
Arnold Tholinx
Johannes Lutma
Jan Deyman
hear
Business Acquaintances, Fellow Artists
Christoffel Thijs
Cornelis Witsen
Jan Six
hear

H.F. (Hendrik Frederiksz.) Waterloos
Heiman Dullaert
Jacobus Heyblock
Pieter van Brederode
hear
Abraham Francen
Christiaen Dusart
Jeremias de Decker
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Biographers
Jan Jansz Orlers (Leyden mayor)
Arnold Houtbraken (not very sympathetic)
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[A Rembrandt Painting]
Self-Portrait at 35 (1641)
Norton Simon Art Foundation, Pasadena

Literature consulted:
Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropedia article: Rembrandt (Jay Richard Judson)
rembrandtpainting.net

My Vermeer page has more names of other Dutch painters and figures of contemporary culture, science and politics; Jonathan Janson's The Essential Vermeer has extensive information about the art and history of 17th Century Holland.

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This page was suggested by a question from Piotr Kuta of Poland

[A Rembrandt Painting]
Self-Portrait at 53 (1659)
National Gallery of Art, Washington
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