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Self-Portrait

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Rembrandt portrayed himself many times in paintings so we know what he looked like throughout his life. By contrast there are few
portrait drawings by him. This is probably an initial quick sketch, set down with just a few strokes of the pen, which served as the basis for a painting, possibly the one dated 1658 in The Frick Collection (New York).

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Title Self-Portrait
Material and technique Pen and brown ink, framing lines with the pen in brown ink
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 69 mm
Width 62 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Rembrandt van Rijn
Accession number R 108 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Creation date in circa 1657-1658
Age artist Between 46 and 57 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Internal exhibitions Rembrandt in Rotterdam (2005)
Material
Object
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > 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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