Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘View of Amsterdam from the Northwest’, ca. 1640, David Tunick, Inc.

Image rights: David Tunick, Inc.

Hind 176; Hollstein 210, only state;
New Hollstein 203, only state

Wilhelm Koller (d. 1871), Lugt 2632;
American private collection; 1990 to
David Tunick, Inc., New York; 1990 to
Private collection, New Jersey, U.S.A.; and
Within the same family
Private collection, New York

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