Self Portrait in a Heavy Fur Cap: Bust

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
1631
Etching on paper.
63 x 57 mm
RvR 20
NHD 80
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George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Signed in monogram and dated upper left, "RHL 1631".
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Watermark: Strasbourg lily over letters "BA". Watermark, beta radiograph. Strasbourg lily, fleur-de-lis in crowned shield with letters "BA". 161991wm_RvR_20_B16_WM_beta.tif
Only one state.
The portrait was originally conceived without a hat, since the top of the head with hair can be clearly seen. (White and Boon)

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