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Self-Portrait with Saskia

Self-Portrait with Saskia

Rembrandt van Rijn (in 1636)

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  • dieter Luebben asked

    Wie sind die Maße der Radierung?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Dieter, you can find the measurements under 'specifications' on the object page of our collection website. They are Height 90 mm x Width 92 mm. Best, Rianne


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Most of Rembrandt’s etched self-portraits date from his early period. Here he has pictured himself as he draws or etches. Beside him sits his wife Saskia van Uylenburgh, whom he had married two years earlier. The couple are portrayed in 16th-century costume, not contemporary dress.

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Title Self-Portrait with Saskia
Material and technique Etching, etching
Object type
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 90 mm
Width 92 mm
Artists Graficus: Rembrandt van Rijn
Accession number MS 640 (PK)
Credits Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: H.M. Montauban van Swijndregt 1929
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1929
Age artist About 30 years old
Internal exhibitions Rembrandtetsen. Virtuositeit en verbeeldingskracht (2017)
External exhibitions Oranda and Nippon - From Rembrandt to von Siebold (venue 3) (2010)
Oranda and Nippon - From Rembrandt to von Siebold (venue 2) (2010)
Etching > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Rembrandt van Rijn

Leiden 1606 - Amsterdam 1669

Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden. After his apprenticeship, during which he studied with various painters including Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, he started...

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