VAN RIJN, Rembrandt (Attributed to)

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Description

Self-Portrait with Velvet Cap and Plume
1638
etching (re-strike)
6 1/2 x 5 in
This self-portrait is one of many by Rembrandt in which the artist represents himself in the dignified, fanciful dress of a wealthy artist. The first clue that this print is not in fact a lifetime impression is the unusual, purple-colored paper used, which dates from the late nineteenth century, and due to its flimsy quality, has cracked, rather than torn. This print is not a restrike, but rather a photographic reproduction of one: note the differences between this image and the others displayed, all of which have been produced through the technique of etching.

Creator

VAN RIJN, Rembrandt (Attributed to)
Dutch, Leyden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam

Source

Gift of Mr. Granville Libby

Identifier

1964.181

Citation

VAN RIJN, Rembrandt (Attributed to) and Dutch, Leyden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam, “VAN RIJN, Rembrandt (Attributed to),” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 27, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/6809.