Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, known as Rembrandt, was a 17th-century Dutch artist. He is regarded as one of the greatest European artists of all time, and is known especially for his portraiture and prints, although he was prolific and worked in many media and genres.

Rembrandt, The Jewish Bride, detail
With its almost sculptural surface and dazzling range of textures, this painting once reduced van Gogh to tears.

Rembrandt, The Jewish Bride

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Girl at a Window, detail
In this painting, Rembrandt plays with the division between reality and illusion, present and past. Who’s the girl?

Rembrandt, Girl at a Window

Rembrandt, The Night Watch (Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq), 1642, oil on canvas, 379.5 x 453.5 cm (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
As drums beat, a dog barks and a gun smokes. This lively, illuminated scene breaks the mold of group portraiture.

Rembrandt, The Night Watch