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[rem-brant, -brahnt; Dutch rem-brahnt]
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  1. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn or van Ryn, 1606–69, Dutch painter.
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Related formsRem·brandt·esque, Rem·brandt·ish, adjective
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  1. full name Rembrandt Harmensz (or Harmenszoon) van Rijn (or van Ryn). 1606–69, Dutch painter, noted for his handling of shade and light, esp in his portraits
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Derived FormsRembrandtesque, adjective
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[(rem-brant, rem-brahnt)]

A seventeenth-century Dutch painter, considered one of the greatest painters in history. Rembrandt's work, with its strong lights and deep shadows, has a unique intensity. The Night Watch is one of his best-known paintings.

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