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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669)
Self-Portrait in a Cap, 1630
Etching, only state
51 x 46 mm
Gift of J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1924; RvR 442
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Small etchings made before the mirror are among Rembrandt's earliest efforts at recording his own likeness. Dating from the Leiden years—about 1627–30—they display a range of techniques and facial expressions. A boyish study shows his youthful anxiousness, emphasized by the frenzied quality of the etched line. Others depicts him in a perturbed mood, staring disapprovingly at the viewer, or with furrowed brow, appearing to be shouting. In a more finished example he employed dramatic side lighting and high contrasts of light and shadow. Here, he expresses surprise and wide-eyed wonder.

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