Young Rembrandt

Young Rembrandt concentrates on the first ten years of the career of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Born in Leiden, he trained there with Isaac van Swanenburg and in Amsterdam with Pieter Lastman. After a short stay in Amsterdam he returned to Leiden and set up a studio where he began his extraordinary career, painting scenes from the Bible and classical mythology and history, as well as a handful of genre scenes and portraits. His progress is remarkable: from the earliest hesitant paintings of the Five Senses in about 1624 to the wonderfully assured Jeremiah of 1630 it is almost possible to trace his development and his increasing fluency and self-confidence from month to month and certainly from year to year.
  • Explores all aspects of Rembrandt's early development as an artist
  • Published to coincide with the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death
  • Contains much new research into his early years
Written by An Van Camp, Christopher Brown, and Cristiaan Vogelaar
264 pages
Published by Ashmolean Museum, 2020
9.5 x 11 inches