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Self-Portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn

    Self-Portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn

    Self-Portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn was created in 1658. The painting is in The Frick Collection. The size of the work is 133,7 x 103,8 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    Rembrandt painted more than sixty self-portraits and drew and etched his likeness repeatedly. These works range from youthful efforts that often served as experiments in dramatic lighting effects or transitory facial expressions to the more subtle and searching images of his mature years. The Frick canvas, with its psychological depth, monumental scale, and rich, warm coloring, is the best known and among the most imposing of these portraits. Read more in The Frick Collection.

    About the Artist: Dutch Golden Age painter, printmaker and draughtsman Rembrandt was born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden, in the Dutch Republic, now the Netherlands. As a boy, he attended a Latin school. At the age of 13, he was enrolled at the University of Leiden, although according to a contemporary he had a greater inclination towards painting. In 1624 or 1625, Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden, which he shared with friend and colleague Jan Lievens. In 1627, Rembrandt began to accept students, which included Gerrit Dou in 1628 and Isaac de Jouderville… Read more

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