Rembrandt signature authentication

Signature Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) had a number of signature variations. He often used his first name "Rembrandt" written in cursive followed by an "f" standing for "fecit" meaning "he made" and the date.

Signature Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt also used monograms that varied from his first initial "R" to "RI" "RH" "RL." The monogram "RHL" is understood to be the monogram for his son.

Signature Rembrandt van Rijn

Some historians note that he started with the shorthand monogram and used the full spelling of his first name after 1632. Rembrandt also used different spellings for his name: "Rembrant" and Rembrandt."

Signature Rembrandt van Rijn

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