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Print - Self portrait with his wife Saskia
  • Self portrait with his wife Saskia
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669
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Self portrait with his wife Saskia

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1636 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Museum number:

    E.1154-1900

  • 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. His flamboyant self-image here contrasts strongly with the more low-key versions created a decade later.

Physical description

Rembrandt, wearing a hat with a feather, sits to the right of a table facing the viewer, drawing or writing. Saskia sits behind.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

1636 (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. / 1636
Signed and dated top left

Dimensions

Height: 10.7 cm trimmed to, Width: 9.5 cm trimmed to

Descriptive line

Etching by Rembrandt van Rijn; self portrait with his wife Saskia;1636; first state

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

Hind, Arthur M. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. (London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1923), no. 144.
White, Christopher and Boon, Karel G. Rembrandt's Etchings: an Illustrated Critical Catalogue. (Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co; London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1969), no. B.19.
Bartsch, Adam von, 1757-1821. The illustrated Bartsch. New York : Abaris Books, 1978, 19.
Bartsch, Adam von. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt Vienna, 1797. no. 19.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Clothing, Costume; Hat

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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