Rembrandt. Part I: success story

United Kingdom, 1962

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Episode of Series “Rembrandt”.
Sir Kenneth Clark, eminent British art authority introduces the series of three films on the life and work of the Dutch painter, Rembrandt. Rembrandt’s early life and work are described in this first film. He was born in Leyden in 1606; his family recognised his talent and sent him to Amsterdam to study. His brilliant drawing and skilful use of oils established his reputation. In 1631 he settled in Amsterdam and married Saskia van Uylenborch three years later. He painted his wife many times and the period of his early married life contains many happy and light-hearted pictures.



Michael Redington

production company

Associated Television






Black and White

ACMI Identifier


Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Netherlands

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Classical

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, European

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Flemish

Crafts & Visual Arts → Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

People → Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669

Places → Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url= |title=Rembrandt. Part I: success story |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=22 January 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}