Artist Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn Year 1633
Rembrandt painted this portrait of Saskia Uylenburgh in 1633. She was twenty years old at the time and had just become engaged to Rembrandt. They were married a year later. Saskia was the niece of the art dealer Hendrick Uylenburgh, in whose house Rembrandt lived in Amsterdam. Rembrandt had moved to Amsterdam in 1631 where he remained for the rest of his life. From the moment he arrived he received many commissions for portraits, producing more than fifty in the first year alone.