made of finest mohair
blond / brown tipped
with safety eyes
with varnished Italian casket lined with red velvet containing mechanical (18-tone) music box playing Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D major
complete with felt hat trimmed with an individually selected ostrich feather
complete with beautiful sash made of Indian dupion silk, embroidered "Rembrandt 400 years 1606-2006"
stuffed with synthetic filling material
limited edition of 1,500 exclusively made for the Netherlands in 2006
with gold-plated "Button in Ear"
30 cm / 11.9 inches
brand new with numbered certificate of origin and special limited edition box
CAUTION! This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only.
On 15th July 1606, one of the greatest 17th century Dutch painters was born in Leiden in the Netherlands, namely Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. As he grew to become a giant in the history of Art so he became known as simply Rembrandt, the master of light and shadow famous the world over. Although this was only his first name, it was so uncommon that he was able to use it to sign his paintings.
Born the son of a miller and a baker's daughter, Rembrandt spent most of his youth painting in Leiden. By 1631, the fame of the then just 25-year old was already so widespread that he was given a number of orders for portraits in Amsterdam. So he moved to this great city and lived there until his death on 4th October 1669.
Rembrandt completed some 350 paintings, 300 etchings and 1,000 drawings, including his probably most famous picture "The Night Watch", dating from 1642.
In honour of the Great Master, the Steiff Rembrandt Teddy bear is made of real mohair and has been lovingly crafted by hand. Both the ruff and hat with an ostrich feather have been selected with the greatest of care. As a limited edition, each Rembrandt Teddy bear has a white, consecutively numbered ear tag and a gold-plated "Button in Ear".