Sunday, January 28, 2007


Painted by Rembrandt in 1664-65. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1609-1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher of Baroque era. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history.

In 1629 Rembrandt was discovered by the statesman and poet Constantijn Huygens who procured for him important commissions from the Court of The Hague.

Rembrandt died soon after the death of his beloved son Titus on October 4, 1669 in Amsterdam and was buried in an unmarked grave in Westerkerk.

Juno was bought in 1960 for then the relatively moderate sum of 50,000 Pounds but in 1976 the Hammer museum in Los Angeles acquired it for the more formidable amount of $ 3 million. The picture is still hanging on the walls of the Hammer Museum where it is probably worth now over 20 million.

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