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Tuesday, March 8th 2016

9:41 AM

Bury me at Westerkerk where-ever or however, last landscape.

Rembrandt's Funeral
 
Just a walk in the park
 

The spire, called the Westertoren ("western tower"), is the highest church tower in Amsterdam, at 85 meters (279 feet). The crown topping the spire is the Imperial Crown of Austria of Maximilian I.[2] The church bells were made by François Hemony in 1648.[3]

Rembrandt van Rijn was buried in the Westerkerk[1] on October 8, 1669. The exact location of the grave is unknown, but presumed to be somewhere along the northern wall.[1] Rembrandt's lover Hendrickje Stoffels is also buried here, as is Rembrandt's son Titus van Rijn[1]. Other painters buried in the Westerkerk are Nicolaes Berchem, Gillis d'Hondecoeter, Melchior d'Hondecoeter and Govert Flinck. The church organ is decorated with doors painted by Gerard de Lairesse.


I know the Dutch people are going to like this post tremendously because Rembrandt was and is so revered by his people there in Amsterdam, the Dutch. I personally don't think the flesh had completely left his bones before they were dug up and thrown in the rubbish pile to be burnt. That is the main reason why they have no idea where he was buried.  To read and understand what this church organ door decorator had to say about one of their dutch presumed greatest masterful artist would make many past art masters turn over in their graves. 

You can view many more pictures of this last painting of his at this location on Photobucket  
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