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However, the painting, which was covered by a seriously discoloured varnish, was cleaned in 1976 and a Leiden monogram--RHL for Rembrandt Harmenszoon Leidenensis [Rembrandt, son of Harmen, of Leiden]--and the date 1630 were revealed, as well as its fluent and confident handling, effective recession and a palette entirely consistent with Rembrandt's Leiden years.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on July 15, 1606, in Leiden, the Netherlands, a university town where Holland's famous bulb growing industry had its start.
The 17th-century Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn lacked stereoscopic vision, suggest two researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Also On This Day: 1099: Jerusalem wascaptured by crusaders, and the Muslim governor surrendered; 1606: Birth of Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn;1869: Hippolyte Mege Mouries patented margarine in Paris; 1948: The British branch of Alcoholics Anonymous began meetings.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, (1606-69), was renowned for his mastery of light and shadows.
Furthering his vision of old and new fused in digital form, Picard's piece titled "Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn: 81 Self Portraits" is inspired by his respect for the lasting and historical imprint Rembrandt's work made in the world and made possible by the large number of self portraits Rembrandt painted.
Anniversaries: 1099: Jerusalem captured by the Crusaders; 1606: Birth of Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; 1795: The Marseillaise was adopted as the French national anthem; 1904: Death of Russian playwright and author Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; 1912: Social insurance came into effect in Britain; 1939: American Clara Adams became the first woman to complete a round-the-world flight; 1948: Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Britain; 1965: Close-up pictures from Mars were transmitted by television from the American Mariner IV satellite.
BORN: 1606 in Leiden, Holland, and christened Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.
Anniversaries: 1606: Birth of Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; 1904: Death of Russian playwright and author Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; 1912: Social insurance came into effect in Britain; 1939: American Clara Adams became first woman to complete round-the-world flight; 1948: Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Britain; 1965: First satellite pictures of Mars transmitted by TV.
Born on July 15, 1606 in Leiden Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was renowned for his mastery of light and shadows.
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