Rembrandt van Rijn - Self-portrait 1642

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Rembrandt van Rijn - Self-portrait 1642

Self-portrait 1642
58x70cm oil/panel
Royal Collection Trust, UK
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From Royal Collection Trust, UK:
It is not perhaps surprising that Rembrandt, the greatest artist of seventeenth-century Holland, should have been so self-indulgent in depicting his own likeness. Rembrandt literally paints his autobiography by means of some forty pictures, as well as thirty-one prints and numerous drawings. The earliest show him as a young man in his early twenties, the last produced in the year of his death at the age of 63. This painting shows him at the height of his success aged 36, before bankruptcy and bereavement lent his self-portraits a more melancholy air and introspective demeanour.