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Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Dutch: (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a Dutch
draughtsman, painter and printmaker. An innovative and prolific master in three media. He is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history. Unlike most Dutch masters of the 17th century, Rembrandt's works depict a wide range of style and subject matter, from portraits and self-portraits to landscapes, genre scenes, allegorical and historical scenes, biblical and mythological themes as well as animal studies. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age, when Dutch art (especially Dutch painting), although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres. Like many artists of the Dutch Golden Age, such as Jan Vermeer of Delft, Rembrandt was also an avid art collector and dealer.
There are not many miniatures with Rembrandt as subject. The Dutch foundation of miniature collectors released in the 50’s of the last century a flat miniature. Also a Dutch, not existing firm of miniatures (Tiny Tin) released a set of Rembrandt and of some persons that are portrayed by him. Recently the organisers of the Scale Model Challenge released a small bust. Also Edition Kranich released a very nice flat miniatures and shows Rembrandt while painting a child. Miniatures and History have now a 70mm flat and a 54mm 3d miniature. We depict Rembrandt in his younger years.

Rembrandt painting, Edition Kranich

Bust of Model Scale Challenge

28mm souvenir figures of Rembrandt and the 'Nachtwacht'.

Our 70mm flat Rembrandt

Our 54mm miniature of Rembrandt

Tiny Tin

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