Rembrandt, who worked in Holland during the 17th century, is one of the most famous artists of all time. His paintings, etchings, and drawings cross many genres and subjects. Focusing on four portraits, this resource highlights some of the distinct functions of portraiture, including commissions by wealthy patrons, personal paintings of loved ones, and self-portraits:
- The pendant 'Portrait of Jacob Trip and his Wife Margaretha de Geer
- ‘Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels’
- ‘Self-Portrait at the Age of 63’
- ‘Portrait of Frederik Rihel on Horseback’
Encouraging cross-curricular working, this resource is aimed at art and science teachers delivering key stages 3 to 5 in secondary schools. To investigate these portraits further, pick the appropriate subject below to find information most relevant to your teaching.
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