Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He achieved youthful success as a portrait painter. His etchings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed an excellent reputation as an artist, and also taught many important Dutch painters.
Scholars estimate that Rembrandt produced about 300 paintings. His etchings, many of which were produced in whole or part by engraving or drypoint, number slightly under 300.