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Of the many Dutch painters during the scope of time the seventeenth century was an exceptional era for detail and baroque painters to flourish Leiden itself was a cultural centre for these styles especially if one considers the influences of Rembrandt van Rijn and several of his Leiden pupils In the following sections I will focus on Rembrandt and the contributions he made to seventeenth century Dutch art as well as the influences he passed on to several of his pupils more specifically Gerbrandt van den Eeckhout Gerrit Dou Isack Jouderville and Jan Jorisz van Vliet Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn was born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden to the proud parents Harmen Gerritsz van Rijn and Neeltgen Willemsdr van Zuytbrouck The parents owned a malt mill just outside the citys gates on a bank of the Old Rhine called de Rijn the family name van de Rijn was derived from it On his mothers death 10 years after his father an inventory was taken of her estate at 10000 guilders quite substantial for that time While Rembrandt was ninth of at least ten children only four were alive at this time Adriaen a shoemaker Willem a baker Rembrandt and his sister Elysabeth The facts of Rembrandts origin are of much relevance to his painting style The harsh colours and portrayals most obvious in his early works and his inexhaustible stamina may have something to do with his background They should also be considered in connection with the remarkable scope of his development Rembrandt progressed with extraordinary lan and with an intensity then uncommon According to Jan Jansz Orlers Rembrandts first biographer the boys parents destined their gifted son for a learned profession apparently with the ambition of guiding his future towards a higher social sphere He first attended the Leiden Latin school and on 20 May 1620 was enrolled as a student at Leiden University It is not known how long Rembrandt
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