Self portrait as the apostle Paul, 1661 gedateerd
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, inv./ SK-A-4050
Bredius 1935, no. 59; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 24
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Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 91 x 77 cm
Bikker/Schapelhouman/Krekeler 2014, online supplement, p. 14
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  • signed and dated left center: Rembrandt. f. / 1661
    The loop of the f is connected to the first digit of the date. According to the RRP the shape of the R is atypical (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 24).
  • label location unknown: ‘From the Corsini Palace of Rome / brought to England by William Buchanan Esq. in Summer 1807’
    (information from Jonathan Bikker, curator of research at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, 2014)
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dated 1661 (1661)
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  • copied in print by
    Giuseppe Longhi
    The engraving was made in 1799 when the painting was in the palazzo Corsini in Rome. It is inscribed: "Rembrandt pinxit Joseph Longhi sc. – Rembrantii Effigies/ Ex Archetypo extanti in aedibus Corsiniis Romae." (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 24)

  • copied in print by
    Charles Turner

    Reproduction made for 'The Kinnaird Collection or Cabinet Picture Gallery', London 1809. Inscribed: "Rembrandt. A Portrait of himself. Brought from the collection of the Corsini family at Rome by Mr Buchannan. 3’ by 2’6 1/8. Pubd. Jan. 2. 1809." (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 24)

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