Rembrandt Harmens van Rijn was a painter and etcher.
He was greatly admired by Whistler, who saw his work in Holland and England. Whistler's etchings were often compared to those of Rembrandt, which had an enormous influence on him.
Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, http://www.groveart.com (accessed 2004).