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Etching - Self Portrait in a Flat Cap and Embroidered Dress
  • 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:

    Etching

  • Place of origin:

    Amsterdam (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1638-1642 (made)
    1642 (made)
    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:

    Given by the Reverend Francis Palgrave and Miss Annora Palgrave

  • Museum number:

    E.7-1942

  • 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 of the artist in a flat cap with an embroidered top

Place of Origin

Amsterdam (made)

Date

ca. 1638-1642 (made)
1642 (made)
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. [barely visible]
Signed very faintly [full inscription in White and Boon not visible on ours]

Dimensions

Height: 3.635 in, Width: 2.375 in, Height: 9.2 cm, Width: 6.1 cm, Height: 9.5 cm trimmed to, Width: 6.4 cm trimmed to

Descriptive line

Self portrait in a flat cap and shawl; etching by Rembrandt van Ryn; first state; 1638 or circa 1642

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1942, London: HMSO, 1955.
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.
A. M. Hind. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Engravings. London, 1923.
Bartsch, Adam von. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt Vienna, 1797, B.26.
White, Christopher and Boon, Karel G. Rembrandt's Etchings: an Illustrated Critical Catalogue. (Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co; London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1969),

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Clothing, Costume

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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