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  • Self Portrait in a Flat Cap and Embroidered Dress
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669
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Self Portrait in a Flat Cap and Embroidered Dress

  • Object:

    print

  • Place of origin:

    Amsterdam (made)

  • Date:

    1642 (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 the Rev. Chauncy Hare Townshend

  • Museum number:

    23270

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 5, box A

Rembrandt painted and drew a great many records of his own features, now highly prized for their penetrating introspection. These earlier flamboyant self-images contrasts strongly with the more low-key self-portraits of almost a decade later.

Physical description

Etching depicting a man wearing a flat cap and an embroidered top.

Place of Origin

Amsterdam (made)

Date

1642 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

etching

Dimensions

Height: 9.3 cm, Width: 6.1 cm, Height: 9.2 cm platemark, Width: 6.5 cm platemark

Descriptive line

Etching by Rembrandt van Rijn, 'Self portrait in a flat cap and embroidered dress', first state. Amsterdam, 1642.

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

Taken from V&A Internal Catalogue
Bartsch, Adam von. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt (Vienna, 1797).
White, Christopher and Boon, Karel G. Rembrandt's Etchings: an Illustrated Critical Catalogue. (Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co; London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1969).
Charles Blanc. L'Oeuvre complet de Rembrandt décrit et commenté. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes du maître et de ses peintures. 2 vols. (Paris, 1759-1861).
Charles H. Middleton. Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Rembrandt van Ryn. (London, 1878).
D. Rovinski. L'Oeuvre gravé de Rembrandt. (St. Petersburg, 1890).
Hind, Arthur M. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. (London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1923)
Biörklund George. Rembrandt's Etchings, True and False: A Summary Catalogue in a Distinctive Chronological Order and Completely Illustrated , (Stockholm, London & Paris, 1955) (2nd ed. 1968)
Taken from the Register of Engravings 1868-1869, 23200 to 33884 Townend Bequest

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Clothing, Costume

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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