Small Self Portrait

about 1657, Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

 

 

Small Self Portrait

In this informal portrait, Rembrandt encounters the viewer in everyday clothes – brown coat and red woollen shirt. With advancing age, the artist’s self-portraits are dominated by simplicity of appearance and viscous paint. The posture of the head and the facial expression resemble the self-portrait dated 1652 (GG 411). The subsequent reduction in format size gives the painting a somewhat crammed feel.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal XII

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Dutch

Dated

about 1657

Artist

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606 Leiden - 1669 Amsterdam) - GND

Material

Walnut wood

Dimensions

Overall: 48 cm × 40,6 cm
Framed: 94 cm × 87 cm × 9 cm

Signed

Inscribed at upper left: Rembrandt f.

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 414

Provenance

1783 documented in the gallery

Depiction/Person

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606 Leiden - 1669 Amsterdam) - GND

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