RemDoc: The Rembrandt Documents Project

RemDoc: The Rembrandt Documents Projects aims to provide access to all original documents and primary source texts relating to Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), produced in the 15th to 18th centuries. In November 2015 over 1100 documents had been included in the database. These include extracts from baptism, marriage, burial records, Rembrandt’s own letters, notarial deeds such as contracts, probate inventories, debt and credit records, as well as inscriptions by Rembrandt or his customers on drawings and etchings. RemDoc will also contain advertisements of auctions in newspapers and references to Rembrandt in contemporary poetry. The material comes from a range of institutions (mostly archives) around the world, but the main contributors are the Amsterdam City Archives and the Regional Archives of Leiden.

The project is under development. In November 2015 various search options were available, as well as the possibility to filter by year, archive main type, document main type, document type, role, location, and name of author. Documents are shown in modern edition, with an English translation and annotations, and are accompanied by various metadata.

RemDoc is an initiative of the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), in cooperation with Huygens ING and Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

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Thursday, 9 June 2016 - 2:41pm
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