Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn

Cover image for

Download


Author: Malcolm Bell
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,414 / 143 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.8
LoC Category: ND
Downloads: 2,291
Added to site: 2010.06.03
mnybks.net#: 28017
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Art, History, Biography
Excerpt

ART EDUCATION AND EARLY WORKS

The exact date of this first step on the road to fame is also still somewhat uncertain. Vosmaer believes it was in 1619, but the assertion of Orlers that when his parents allowed him to abandon the unloved Latin, they apprenticed him to a painter, is so precise, that it is unreasonable to suppose that his father should have returned to the attack. We may consequently assume that the final desertion of the Muses and enlistment in the cause of the Arts came after, not before, that enrolment at the University--that is to say, late in 1620 or perhaps early in 1621. Further facts go to prove this point. His first apprenticeship, in accordance with the rules of the Guilds of Saint Luke, lasted three years, and came to an end therefore in 1623 or early in 1624. He then went to a second master in Amsterdam, but remained with him only six months; so that in either case the date of his leaving Amsterdam and returning to Leyden would have been some time in 1624. Now there is no doubt that it was in 1624 that this took place, and the only obvious conclusion is that his first apprenticeship did not commence before 1620.

The painter who was then chosen for the honour of first guiding the hand of the young Rembrandt, by which honour he is nowadays almost alone distinguished, was Jacob van Swanenburch. A man of good position, the son of one painter, the brother of an

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn by Malcolm Bell - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn by Malcolm Bell - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn by Malcolm Bell - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn by Malcolm Bell - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn by Malcolm Bell - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn by Malcolm Bell - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Leonardo da Vinci
by Sigmund Freud
The Elements of Drawing
by John Ruskin
Under the Greenwood Tree
by Thomas Hardy
A History of Art for Beginners and Students
by Clara Erskine Clement Waters
Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
by Alexander Van Millingen
Great Artists, Vol 1.
by Jennie Ellis Keysor
Lectures on Art
by John Ruskin
The Dance of Death
by Francis Douce

See more popular titles from this genre.