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20 Lesser Known Works of the Painter Rembrandt

 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a painter, printer and drafter from the Netherlands who played a huge role in the history of Dutch art and the art world in general, shaping art all over the world. He is still to this day considered to be one of the greatest visual artists, whose styles were varied and substantial, covering everything from portraits, landscapes and animal studies to historical, biblical and mythological themes. Between 1620 and 1669, Rembrandt created over 600 paintings, 2000 drawings, and nearly 400 etchings. The Night Watch, created in 1642, even today, remains one of his most famous paintings. Here are 20 more that will make you understand better the talent of this brilliant Dutch artist. 

 

1. The Stoning of St. Stephen, 1625, Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Stoning of St. Stephen, 1625, Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

2. David with the Head of Goliath before Saul, 1626-1627, Kunstmuseum Basel

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, David with the Head of Goliath before Saul, 1626-1627, Kunstmuseum Basel

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

3. Musical Allegory, 1626, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, Musical Allegory, 1626, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons)
     

4. Rembrandt Laughing (Self Portrait), 1628, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, Rembrandt Laughing (Self Portrait), 1628, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

5. A Pedlar Selling Spectacles (Allegory of Sight), 1624-1625, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, A Pedlar Selling Spectacles (Allegory of Sight), 1624-1625, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden 

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

6. The Three Singers (Allegory of Hearing), 1624, Leiden Collection    

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Three Singers (Allegory of Hearing), 1624, Leiden Collection

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

7. The Operation (Allegory of Touch), 1624, Leiden Collection     

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Operation (Allegory of Touch), 1624, Leiden Collection

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

8. The Unconscious Patient (Allegory of Smell), 1624, Leiden Collection

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Unconscious Patient (Allegory of Smell), 1624, Leiden Collection  

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

9. The Artist in his studio (Allegory of Idea), 1628, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Artist in his studio (Allegory of Idea), 1628, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

10. An old man sleeping near the fire (perhaps typifying Sloth), 1629, Sabauda Gallery, Turin

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, An old man sleeping near the fire (perhaps typifying Sloth), 1629, Sabauda Gallery, Turin  

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

11. Samson Betrayed by Delilah, 1628 - 1630, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin  

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, Samson Betrayed by Delilah, 1628 - 1630, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons)     

 

12. A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 1632, Stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 1632, Stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston  

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

13. The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, 1632, Mauritshuis, The Hague  

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, 1632, Mauritshuis, The Hague

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

14. The Raising of the Cross, 1633, Alte Pinakothek, Munich     

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Raising of the Cross, 1633, Alte Pinakothek, Munich

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

15. The Descent from the Cross, 1632-1633, Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Descent from the Cross, 1632-1633, Alte Pinakothek, Munich 

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

16. The Lamentation, 1633-1634, National Gallery, London

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Lamentation, 1633-1634, National Gallery, London

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons)

 

17. The Entombment, 1633-1634, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow  

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Entombment, 1633-1634, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

18. The Ascension, 1636, Alte Pinakothek, Munich  

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, The Ascension, 1636, Alte Pinakothek, Munich

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons)

 

19. Diana Bathing with her Nymphs, with the Stories of Actaeon and Callisto, 1634, Museum Wasserburg, Anholt 

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, Diana Bathing with her Nymphs, with the Stories of Actaeon and Callisto, 1634, Museum Wasserburg, Anholt

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

 

20. Abraham’s Sacrifice, 1635, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg  

Lesser known works of Rembrandt, Abraham’s Sacrifice, 1635, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

(By Rembrandt, Wikimedia Commons

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