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  • Self portrait in a velvet cap with plume
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669
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Self portrait in a velvet cap with plume

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1638 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

  • Museum number:

    CAI.715

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Rembrandt painted and drew a great many records of his own features, now highly prized for their penetrating introspection. His flamboyant self-image here contrasts strongly with the more low-key versions created a decade later.

Physical description

Self portrait bust of Rembrandt in velvet cap with feather, and over-gown embroidered at the collar and cuffs and fur-lined at the collar. He has his left arm resting in his gown.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

1638 (made)

Artist/maker

Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)
Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Marks and inscriptions

Rembrandt. f / 1638
Top left

Dimensions

Height: 14.2 cm trimmed to max, Width: 11 cm trimmed to max

Object history note

Bequeathed by C.A. Ionides, 1900. Nominal file number MA/1/I246

Descriptive line

Rembrandt Van Rijn, etching, Self-portrait in a (mezetin velvet) cap and feather, first state, 1638.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hind, Arthur M. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. (London: Methuen and o. Ltd., 1923), 156, p.82, only one state
The Catalogue of the Constantine Alexander Ionides Collection. London. Victoria and Albert Museum, 1904
Bartsch, Adam von. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt Vienna, 1797, B.20
Hollstein, F. W. H. (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich), 1888-1957. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Amsterdam : M. Hertzberger, 1949-, vol. 18-19.

White, Christopher and Boon, Karel G. Rembrandt's Etchings: an Illustrated Critical Catalogue. (Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co; London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1969), no. B.20, state I

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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