Self-Portrait etching at a window, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Self-Portrait etching at a window
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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Self-Portrait etching at a window, 1648


Platte / Stein
156 x 129 mm
Blatt
158 x 131 mm
Inventory Number
61530 D
Acquisition
Ancient Holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

In a 1639 self-portrait Rembrandt adopted the pose of the extravagant parvenu. A decade later, in his last official self-portrait, an etching from 1648, we see him as a serious artist concentrating on his work - probably an etching. He is dressed in a mantle and hat of the kind he wore in his studio. Rembrandt has built up the delicate intermediate facial tones in a layered combination of etching with a burin and dry-point technique. His face emerges from the darkness through the light streaming in from the left.

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Self-Portrait etching at a window
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben links: Rembrandt f. 1648
Work Catalogues
  • Bartsch 22, III/V

Property and Acquisition

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Ancient Holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)

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15.05.2019