Self Portrait Etching at a Window

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
1648
Etching and drypoint on paper.
160 x 130 mm
RvR 28
NHD 240, II
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Alexandre-Pierre-Françoise Robert-Dumesnil (1778-1864), Paris; Berlin Kupferstich-kabinett (Duplicate); George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Signed and dated in drypoint on the banner upper left, "Rembrandt. f 1648" (in state II).
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The new definition given to all elements of the composition results in a sense of greater stability. The look of absorbed self scrutiny which characterized Rembrandt's expression in the first state is now less pronounced. (Boston 1969, no. 7)

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