Once in a while, a bankruptcy can be a blessing. Take the bankruptcy of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) in 1656 as a case in point. Thanks to the inventory that was drawn up on July 25 of that year, we have a complete list of his possessions. This list and Rembrandt’s House itself inspired Menno Balm to produce this richly illustrated book.
Menno Balm takes us back to Amsterdam in the 17th Century. When the city was the bustling trade centre of the World. He shows us how Rembrandt’s house was when he was still living and working there.
Rembrandt’s Home, Amsterdam in 1656 is essential reading for everyone who wishes to know more about the Netherlands’ most famous painter and about daily life during the Golden Age of Amsterdam!