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  • Author:
    Hendrik Willem Van Loon
  • ISBN:
    1417929707
  • ISBN13:
    978-1417929702
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  • Publisher:
    Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 25, 2004)
  • Pages:
    620 pages
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    Arts & Literature
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Hendrik Willem van Loon (January 14, 1882 – March 11, 1944) was a Dutch-American historian, journalist, and children's book author. He was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the son of Hendrik Willem van Loon and Elisabeth Johanna Hanken.

Hendrik Willem van Loon (January 14, 1882 – March 11, 1944) was a Dutch-American historian, journalist, and children's book author. He immigrated to the United States in 1902 to study at Cornell University, receiving his degree in 1905. In 1906 he married Eliza Ingersoll Bowditch (1880–1955), daughter of a Harvard professor, by whom he had two sons, Henry Bowditch and Gerard Willem.

Life and Times of Rembran. has been added to your Cart. This book's backjacket speaks about it as a biography of Rembrandt. But in fact it is a journal of the physician who attended Rembrandt's ill- first wife Saskia, and then continued in his relationship with Rembrandt. An ancestor of the author of the book, Dr. Van Loon tells us a great deal about the nitty-gritty of life in the Amsterdam of Rembrandt's time. It also gives a portrait of the artist not only in his overwhelming power but in his pathetic poverty- stricken last days

This book's backjacket speaks about it as a biography of Rembrandt.

This book's backjacket speaks about it as a biography of Rembrandt. It also gives a portrait of the artist not only in his overwhelming power but in his pathetic poverty- stricken last days

Van Loon, Willem, The life and times of Rembrandt, . Hendrik Willem van Loon (January 14, 1882 – March 11, 1944) was a Dutch-American historian and journalist

Van Loon, Willem, The life and times of Rembrandt, . who was attended in his. nine times removed, Hendrik Willem Van Loon. This is not only a biography of Rembrandt (1606-69) but also a story of Amsterdam from about 1633 to Rembrandt’s death. Hendrik Willem van Loon (January 14, 1882 – March 11, 1944) was a Dutch-American historian and journalist. Born in Rotterdam, he went to the United States in 1903 to study at Cornell University.

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Compilation of notes by Rembrandt's doctor on the last years of Rembrandt's life, compiled by the doctors' . 15,000 rare, vintage, hard to find, signed books and ephemera. Also gently used and new books in fine, as new condition.

Compilation of notes by Rembrandt's doctor on the last years of Rembrandt's life, compiled by the doctors' great-great-great (9 times removed) grandson, from the original notes. This book has been reprinted many times.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

Frontispiece to Hendrik Willem Van Loon's 1922 book Ancient Ma. R. v. the Life and Times of Rembrandt van Rijn, 1930, Horace Liveright.

Frontispiece to Hendrik Willem Van Loon's 1922 book Ancient Man. "The Young Nile", illustration by Hendrik Willem Van Loon for his book Ancient Man, 1922. Most widely known among these is The Story of Mankind, a history of the world especially for children, which won the first Newbery Medal in 1922. Van Loon's Geography: The Story of the World We Live In, 1932, Simon & Schuster.

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Grarana
This little book is very well written and a little gem when it comes to 'time-travel'; it does so well in describing what times were really like when Rembrandt lived, and, partly, what Rembrandt was like. It succeeds in writing history as like being yesterday, similar to what Simon Schama achieves (he probably read this booklet first though, among others) in his voluminous works on the period and the man. Although small and paperback, this is pretty substantial reading for it's type, and if the binding holds well, pretty antiquated reading. To my knowledge, no Dutch copies exist, and therefore was so surprised to stumble upon this via an American friend, who recommended it to me, who in turn got it from a British subject, etc.

As an emigrated native, I find the pitch and subtleties of the Dutch culture very well to understand and carry over the centuries, and it makes for chuckles many times, for the style of writing is similar to Rembrandt's painting and etching; unapologetically, but with a hint of relativating humor attached to the subject, so that all involved in a way remain on the same 'level'. The original author, the great-great....grandfather who actually was a friend of Rembrandt, himself had a very interesting life and his story of it doesn't fall short in any way of historical significance; on the contrary, aside from his acquaintance with Rembrandt, he seemed to have played with the 'big dogs' at the time, in a political sense, as did his ancestry; a legend or two in their own right(s).

All in all, I'm also taken in with the actual writer of the 20th century edition, the great-great...grandson of the friend of Rembrandt, who was an accomplished writer and was well-connected to equally 'big dogs' of his day and age, but then transported to an American landscape/culture/society, since he emigrated as a young man to America, while his great-great...grandfather actually lived for about 8 years in what was to become the US, but at the time was still a Dutch colony, and experienced some of his happiest days while there; as if something in the family keeps 'making it's mark' after all these centuries ! A substantial part of (the middle of) the book tells about the time of the original author's stay and travel in 'North America', not unlike a precursor of the famous 'Lewis and Clark' expedition Westward !

Exciting material, edited/written by an accomplished hand, with a closeness to both mind and heart of it's 17th century subjects. Can't believe I picked this up for about the same price as is printed on the original cover (50 cts) ! Get it while yhou can !
avanger
Well written and easy to read. I am thoroughly enjoying this book. The descriptions of the lives, the politics, the medical practices and religious convictions of the people of Holland in the 1600s are detailed in a way that one feels the author is sitting across the table and talking to you. The author has a sense of humor and also gives his philosophical outlook on the events taking place. There are times when I thought that he was describing events that could be happening today. Rembrandt is portrayed as very human with the same problems and foibles as the rest of us. A great read.
Goldcrusher
The print was too small. Seller was easy to work with.
Kanal
This book's backjacket speaks about it as a biography of Rembrandt. But in fact it is a journal of the physician who attended Rembrandt's ill- first wife Saskia, and then continued in his relationship with Rembrandt. An ancestor of the author of the book, Dr. Van Loon tells us a great deal about the nitty-gritty of life in the Amsterdam of Rembrandt's time. It also gives a portrait of the artist not only in his overwhelming power but in his pathetic poverty- stricken last days. It is not really and exclusively a biography of Rembrandt, but it is an interesting read of the man and his times.
Throw her heart
This biography was written to exorcise an obsession faced by the author after the great painter's death. It was never intended to be published, and there are spots when it is painfully apparent that Van Loon was no writer by profession. However, the very fact that we have here a memoir written by the Rembrandt family physician, makes this a most intimate account of the unfortunate Rembrandt's waning days.
The obsession gripping Van Loon after Rembrandt died, a penniless nobody in society's eyes, was mainly that such a wealthy nation would so abuse one of its own greatest men as to let him starve while richly rewarding others of much less talent. The book is a fascinating account of Rembrandt's struggles with finances and with the narrow mores of the clergy of the day.
The circumstances under which we enter the artist's inner circle are somber, yet the book has many lighthearted examples of Rembrandt's eccentricities and his all-too-temporary successes. The author digresses occasionally into an account of his own life, rather than sticking strictly to Rembrandt's, however, these passages are charming and give a very realistic view of the political and economic aspects of those years in Dutch history.
The book ends rather ironically, with the author mentioning another area in which his country may have missed the boat -- he chronicles how the powers that be negotiated a trade with England of the Dutch possession Niew Ansterdam for some seemingly more profitable tract in Suriname. Of course, the English renamed their new posession "New York".
All in all, an unquestionably delightful account, not just for the art-lover, but the history buff as well.