This self portrait has special significance among Rembrandt’s works. In all, the artist painted more than sixty self-portraits, thus documenting not only the conditions of his life but also, and in particular, his artistic development. In a manner different from that of his early successful years, when the artist portrayed himself disguised or in splendid clothing, here we see him in a simple brown artist’s smock in a confident posture, his hands on his hips and his thumbs in his belt.
links um 7-8 cm, rechts um etwas weniger beschnitten: left side cut 7-8 cm, right side somewhat less cut: 112 cm × 81,5 cm
Framed: 136,8 cm × 106,5 cm × 9 cm
Inscribed in the upper left corner (the first seven letters cut off): ...dt.f.1652
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
1720 documented in the gallery
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