Self-portrait, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, c. 1628

Self-portrait, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, c. 1628

olieverf op paneel, h 22.6cm × w 18.7cm. More details

Even as an inexperienced young artist, Rembrandt did not shy away from experimenting. Here the light glances along his right cheek, while the rest of his face is veiled in shadow. It takes a while to realize that the artist is gazing intently out at us. Using the butt end of his brush, Rembrandt made scratches in the still wet paint to accentuate the curls of his tousled hair.

On display in gallery 2.8 Portraits Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

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