VAN RIJN, Rembrandt (Attributed to)

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Description

Self-Portrait with Velvet Cap and Plume
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.

Date

1638

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 February 3, 2023, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/6809.