Portrait of Dirck Jansz Pesser

In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

Frances and Armand Hammer Purchase Fund (M.69.16)

About Rembrandt Harmensz. 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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Rembrandt in Black & White , Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Brussels
Asia > Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Rembrandt: The Late Works, The National Gallery, London, London