Exhibition collection
 Rembrandt in close detail

Introduction:

One of the most famous painters of all time is Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Rembrandt’s paintings, which are esteemed and famous all over the world, can be found hanging in many museums. To mark the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth, the Dutch postal service issued a set of stamps on which are depicted some of his most famous paintings. The central theme for this set of stamps were paintings of the people who were close to him in his tragic life. His father, mother, son Titus, his first wife Saskia and his second wife Hendrickje Stoffels can all be found on these stamps. In this collection we follow Rembrandt through his birth in Leiden in 1606, including the discovery of his talents by Constantijn Huygens and how he developed them, until his death in 1669 in Amsterdam.

Rembrandt, master of the light, has been honoured many times on Dutch stamps. From all the Dutch Rembrandt stamps from 1930 onwards I shall show you some notable maximum cards of not only paintings of his pupils but also of other famous contemporaries from the Golden Age. All maximum cards dating from 1980 onwards are my own personal creation.

 

Contents:

1. Leiden period                   

1.A. Leiden as Rembrandt would have known it
1.B. Constantijn Huygens and Jan Lievens
1.C. Early paintings and self and family portraits
1.D. Works by contemporaries

2. Amsterdam period

2.A. Amsterdam as Rembrandt would have known it
2.B. Etchings and family, group and self portraits
2.B.1. A philatelic first
2.C. Works by contemporaries

3. Famous Dutchmen of the Golden Age

4. Rembrandt honoured

R. Reason for issue
D. Date of issue / Date of validity
C. Cancellation
P. Publisher of the card
 

Literature:

Rembrandt: Master of the light
Rembrandt and Caravaggio

 

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  • ø House of birth - Weddesteeg
    ø House of birth - Weddesteeg
  • ø Hortus botanicus
    ø Hortus botanicus
  • ø City shipyard
    ø City shipyard
  • ø Morschpoort
    ø Morschpoort
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  • ø Portrait Constantijn Huygens
    ø Portrait Constantijn Huygens
  • ø Rembrandt painted by Lievens
    ø Rembrandt painted by Lievens
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  • ø Palamedes in front of Agamemnon
    ø Palamedes in front of Agamemnon
  • ø Self portrait 1628
    ø Self portrait 1628
  • ø Rembrandt`s mother
    ø Rembrandt`s mother
  • ø Rembrandt`s father
    ø Rembrandt`s father
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  • ø St. Sebastiaan by Hendrick ter Brugghen
    ø St. Sebastiaan by Hendrick ter Brugghen
  • ø Self portrait Judith Leyster
    ø Self portrait Judith Leyster
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  • ø  Entrance of the Agnieten chapel
    ø Entrance of the Agnieten chapel
  • ø Royal Palace on the Dam
    ø Royal Palace on the Dam
  • ø Rembrandt House Museum
    ø Rembrandt House Museum
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  • ø Man in oriental costume
    ø Man in oriental costume
  • ø Portrait of Saskia 1633
    ø Portrait of Saskia 1633
  • ø Danae 1633
    ø Danae 1633
  • ø Saskia at Madame Tussaud
    ø Saskia at Madame Tussaud
  • ø Saskia with red velvet hat
    ø Saskia with red velvet hat
  • ø PHILATELIC FIRST - Saskia
    ø PHILATELIC FIRST - Saskia
  • ø Statue Saskia and Rembrandt  in St. Annaparochie
    ø Statue Saskia and Rembrandt in St. Annaparochie
  • ø Rembrandt and Saskia 1636
    ø Rembrandt and Saskia 1636
  • ø Self portrait 1639
    ø Self portrait 1639
  • ø Farmer with high hat 1639
    ø Farmer with high hat 1639
  • ø Tobias praying with his family
    ø Tobias praying with his family
  • ø The Nightwatch 1642
    ø The Nightwatch 1642
  • ø The Nightwatch 1642
    ø The Nightwatch 1642
  • ø The Nightwatch 1642 - detail
    ø The Nightwatch 1642 - detail
  • ø The return of blind Tobias’ son
    ø The return of blind Tobias’ son
  • ø Rembrandt`s portrait
    ø Rembrandt`s portrait
  • ø Rembrandt`s son Titus 1655
    ø Rembrandt`s son Titus 1655
  • ø Rembrandt`s son Titus 1657
    ø Rembrandt`s son Titus 1657
  • ø Rembrandt`s second wife Hendrickje Stoffels
    ø Rembrandt`s second wife Hendrickje Stoffels
  • ø Statue Hendrickje Stoffels in Bredevoort
    ø Statue Hendrickje Stoffels in Bredevoort
  • ø De Staalmeesters 1661
    ø De Staalmeesters 1661
  • ø The Jewish bride 1665
    ø The Jewish bride 1665
  • ø Self portrait 1661
    ø Self portrait 1661
  • ø Rembrandt`s statue at Madame Tussaud
    ø Rembrandt`s statue at Madame Tussaud
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  • ø Self portrait Carel Fabritius 1647
    ø Self portrait Carel Fabritius 1647
  • ø Het Puttertje by Carel Fabritius 1654
    ø Het Puttertje by Carel Fabritius 1654
  • ø The sick child by Gabriël Metsu
    ø The sick child by Gabriël Metsu
  • ø Schuttersmaaltijd by Bartholomeus van der Helst
    ø Schuttersmaaltijd by Bartholomeus van der Helst
  • ø In weelde siet toe by Jan Steen
    ø In weelde siet toe by Jan Steen
  • ø the Rembrandt tulip
    ø the Rembrandt tulip
  • ø A woman reading by Vermeer
    ø A woman reading by Vermeer
  • ø The love letter by Vermeer
    ø The love letter by Vermeer
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  • ø Joost van den Vondel
    ø Joost van den Vondel
  • ø Maria Tesselschade
    ø Maria Tesselschade
  • ø P.C. Hooft
    ø P.C. Hooft
  • ø Jan van Riebeeck
    ø Jan van Riebeeck
  • ø Pieter Stuyvesant
    ø Pieter Stuyvesant
  • ø Naval hero Michiel Adriaanzoon de Ruyter
    ø Naval hero Michiel Adriaanzoon de Ruyter
  • ø Naval hero Maarten Harpertzoon Tromp
    ø Naval hero Maarten Harpertzoon Tromp
  • ø Naval hero Piet Hein
    ø Naval hero Piet Hein
  • ø Naval hero Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest
    ø Naval hero Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest
  • ø Statesman Johan de Witt
    ø Statesman Johan de Witt
  • ø Hugo de Groot
    ø Hugo de Groot
  • ø Jan Pzn. Sweelinck
    ø Jan Pzn. Sweelinck
  • ø Herman Boerhaave
    ø Herman Boerhaave
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  • ø Rembrandt`s statue
    ø Rembrandt`s statue
  • ø Rembrandt`s statue
    ø Rembrandt`s statue
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