Young Rembrandt - the exhibition catalogue from The Ashmolean Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Young Rembrandt

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A richly illustrated book about the first ten years in the career of 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.

  • Authors: An Van Camp is the Assistant Keeper for Northern European Art at the Ashmolean Museum. Christopher Brown is an art historian and formerly the Director of the Ashmolean Museum from 1988 to 2014. Christiaan Vogelaar is the Curator of Old Master Paintings and Sculpture, Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, Netherlands.
  • Paperback: 256 pages | 150 colour and black and white illustrations
  • Date published: November 2019
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1910807323
  • Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 24.0 cm

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