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The Resource Young Rembrandt : a biography, Onno Blom ; translated from the Dutch by Beverley Jackson

Young Rembrandt : a biography, Onno Blom ; translated from the Dutch by Beverley Jackson

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Young Rembrandt : a biography
Title
Young Rembrandt
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Onno Blom ; translated from the Dutch by Beverley Jackson
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"A captivating exploration of the little-known story of Rembrandt's formative years by a prize-winning biographer. Rembrandt van Rijn's early years are as famously shrouded in mystery as Shakespeare's, and his life has always been an enigma. How did a miller's son from a provincial Dutch town become the greatest artist of his age? How in short, did Rembrandt become Rembrandt? Seeking the roots of Rembrandt's genius, the celebrated Dutch writer Onno Blom immersed himself in Leiden, the city in which Rembrandt was born in 1606 and where he spent his first twenty-five years. It was a turbulent time, the city having only recently rebelled against the Spanish. There are almost no written records by or about Rembrandt, so Blom tracked down old maps, sought out the Rembrandt family house and mill, and walked the route that Rembrandt would have taken to school. Leiden was a bustling center of intellectual life, and Blom, a native of Leiden himself, brings to life all the places Rembrandt would have known: the university, library, botanical garden, and anatomy theater. He investigated the concerns and tensions of the era: burial rites for plague victims, the renovation of the city in the wake of the Spanish siege, the influx of immigrants to work the cloth trade. And he examined the origins and influences that led to the famous and beloved paintings that marked the beginning of Rembrandt's celebrated career as the paramount painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Young Rembrandt is a fascinating portrait of the artist and the world that made him. Evocatively told and beautifully illustrated with more than 100 color images, it is a superb biography that captures Rembrandt for a new generation"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10917644
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DLC
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Blom, Onno
Dewey number
  • 759.9492
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
ND653.R4
LC item number
B5713 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jackson, Beverley
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True
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  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Painters
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Painters
  • Netherlands
Label
Young Rembrandt : a biography, Onno Blom ; translated from the Dutch by Beverley Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
RHL -- Rembrandt's native city -- The miller's son -- The cradle woven from willow rods -- The exploding musket -- The new city -- Behind Minerva's shield -- The hand of God -- The Arminian redoubt -- The ghost of Lucas -- Little Naples on Langebrug -- Innocence Slain -- Two noble young painters of Leiden -- The first heretic in the art of painting -- Eyes shut
Control code
on1137838684
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780393531794
Lccn
2020024524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1137838684
Label
Young Rembrandt : a biography, Onno Blom ; translated from the Dutch by Beverley Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
RHL -- Rembrandt's native city -- The miller's son -- The cradle woven from willow rods -- The exploding musket -- The new city -- Behind Minerva's shield -- The hand of God -- The Arminian redoubt -- The ghost of Lucas -- Little Naples on Langebrug -- Innocence Slain -- Two noble young painters of Leiden -- The first heretic in the art of painting -- Eyes shut
Control code
on1137838684
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780393531794
Lccn
2020024524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1137838684

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