Painter, draughtsman, and printmaker Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden, then in the Dutch Republic (now the Netherlands), the ninth child of a miller. He had a classical education and briefly enrolled at the University of Leiden, leaving after six months to study art under Jacob van Swanenburch and Pieter Lastman, who specialised in historical paintings. After rapidly mastering the skills of painting and etching, Rembrandt took on his own studio pupils at the age of only 22. In 1631, he moved to the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, to further his career and establish a wider studio circle. There, he married Saskia van Uylenburgh, whose cousin, a respected art dealer, introduced Rembrandt to generous patrons and helped him to enrich his private collection of antiquities, although his expensive lifestyle led him to declare bankruptcy in 1656, resulting in the auction of his art collection and property. Primarily known for his self-portraits and dramatic paintings and etchings of Biblical subjects, Rembrandt died with a significant reputation but in impoverished circumstances in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 4 October 1669. His work is in numerous public collections worldwide including in the UK the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the Burrell Collection, the Courtauld, Dulwich Picture Gallery, English Heritage (Kenwood), the National Gallery, and the Wallace Collection.