The Life and Times of Rembrandt van Rijn

The Life and Times of Rembrandt van Rijn Van Loon gives us the thrilling story of the great artist whose famous signature R V R on any picture makes it priceless He tells about the son of a Dutch miller who rose to fame who tasted the

  • Title: The Life and Times of Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Author: Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 223
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  • 1930 Van Loon gives us the thrilling story of the great artist whose famous signature R.V.R on any picture makes it priceless He tells about the son of a Dutch miller who rose to fame, who tasted the fruits of success and prosperity and sank to the trials of bankruptcy and utter want A lavish spender, a generous giver, a constant friend to all in need, he found himself1930 Van Loon gives us the thrilling story of the great artist whose famous signature R.V.R on any picture makes it priceless He tells about the son of a Dutch miller who rose to fame, who tasted the fruits of success and prosperity and sank to the trials of bankruptcy and utter want A lavish spender, a generous giver, a constant friend to all in need, he found himself alone when he needed friends most Six drunken grave diggers lowered his cheap coffin into the earth The book is full of high spirit, eager thinking, laughter, scorn, reason, kindness, observation, shrewdness, courage, love of adventure, confidence in processes of the mind, and interest in the methods of the heart.

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    • Wessel van der Merwe says:

      An epic novel of the life of Rembrandt - very comprehensively written by one of his friends. In a way still an historical novel and also dealing with the doctor van Loon's life(the author) and giving a rationale for everything that happened in Rembrandt's life i.e. the story behind the story. A very long book 378 pages but once into it a very good read. Rembrandt's life characterized by someone with only one passion - art. Nothing else mattered. His singular passion ruined his personal finances [...]

    • Bob Miller says:

      This book, as far as I'm concerned, is the absolute best biography on Rembrandt's life, times, and friends and acquaintances, even all about the author Van loon, telling all who happens to read this book of a lot of happening of both their lives, from the year of 1642 the year of Rembrandt's wife's death as the beginning, and to Rembrandt's end. The art experts find this book hard to read and understand and on most understandable paragraphs, refuse to believe what is being said is the truth. The [...]

    • Tricia says:

      My brother sent this book to me randomly when I was in Peace Corps. I had no idea what to expect and it's the best surprise I've ever had. It's an irreverent and wonderful story about both Rembrandt and the author, his doctor friend. I can still picture their first hilarious experience with coffee. And the doctor's adventures in America. Rembrandt's penury and love for his son. I like very much that there is controversy over its veracity. Is it embellished, is it fiction, is it true? Who knows, [...]

    • Mir says:

      This book was rich with history and depicted Rembrandt's life just as shadowy as his art.Best if read by a white male.Donated

    • Galicius says:

      Van Loon, Willem, The life and times of Rembrandt, R.v.R: Is an account of the last years and the death of one Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn who was attended in his nine times removed, Hendrik Willem Van LoonThis is not only a biography of Rembrandt (1606-69) but also a story of Amsterdam from about 1633 to Rembrandt’s death. This was Holland’s “Golden Age” but also time of struggle with England. The two countries have superior merchant fleets. England destroys 1600 Dutch ships in a t [...]

    • Heather says:

      Very interesting account of Rembrandt: written shortly after Rembrandt's death by a doctor who had been a close friend of Rembrandt and his family never intended as a publishable manuscript, but passed down in doctor's family until H.W. van Loon published it.

    • Linda says:

      Amazing writing, interesting and curiously modern. The doctor who wrote this was an intensely interestingbrilliant man who really could write! Rembrandt was a driven, single-minded artist ahead of his time.

    • Andrew Taylor says:

      I read this many years ago, and might reread if I find a copy. It is great read, taking one swiftly into the past of Amsterdam's history, creating credible scenes form Rembrandt's life and people he may have known.

    • Mark says:

      I enjoy reading autobiographies. This is a biography and an autobiography. If you're interested in hearing about the life and times of some of the every day folk back then this is for you. I found it depressing. But, maybe that's because his life wasn't easy.

    • Vicki says:

      I learned what made Rembrandt's work different and special.

    • Debbie Carlson says:

      One of the best biographies I've ever read. It was written lovingly by Rembrandt's friend who knew all the great master's idiosyncrasies and fears. There are some great quotes by Rembrandt.

    • Keeley says:

      I didn't really know anything about Rembrandt and found this story very real and sad. It is well done and I recommend it to anyone who likes biographies.

    • Rosanna says:

      i really liked reading this book. it is fast-paced and has humor and is wonderfully written by rembrandt's close friend dr. van loon. i like the simplicity and straight-forwardness.

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