Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Jan Uytenbogaert (The Goldweigher)’, 1639, Merritt Gallery

From Catalogue Raissonnae # B.281: With drypoint. Second state of two. Signed and dated "Rembrandt f. 1639." Amsterdam. The sitter was receiver-general of the states-general for the province of Holland.

About Rembrandt van Rijn

A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

Dutch, 1606-1669, Leiden, Netherlands, based in Amsterdam and Leiden, Holland