Through a series of nearly one hundred self-portraits etched, painted, and drawn over a forty year period, Rembrandt van Rijn created a unique visual autobiography, chronicling his life in his artwork. Among these famed works, Self Portrait Drawing at a Window captures Rembrandt in 1648 (around the age of forty-two) as a thoughtful professional artist. He peers out at the viewer with a determined and serious expression, and he wears a modest painter’s coat and narrow brimmed hat.
- This item has been SOLD.
- Artist: Rembrandt
- Year: 1648
- Reference: Bartsch 22
- Size: 6 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches
- Medium: Etching with drypoint
- Edition: Signed and dated in the plate, probably an early 19th century impression