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Rembrandt

Self portrait, 1652 gedateerd
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, inv./cat.nr. 411
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painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 112,1 x 81 cm
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Rembrandt
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dated 1652 (1652)
In the art-historical literature, the painting was dated from the early to late 1650's. At its restoration in 1926 remnants of the signature and the date 1652 appeared (Glück 1928A, p. 325).
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Amsterdam
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61216
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  • related to
    Willem Drost, Portret van Rembrandt (1606-1669)
  • copied in drawing by
    Joachim von Sandrart (I)
    Drawing in brown chalk. München Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Codex iconographicus 366, Folio 35, no. 95. An inscription has been added beneath the drawing: '"renbrant Mahl: zu Amsterdam / OO".

    This drawing was made by Sandrart as a model for the engraver Philipp Kilian, who made most of the prints of artists' portraits for Sandrart's "Teutsche Academie der Bau-, Bild-, und Mahlerey-Künste". The drawing of Rembrandt's portrait must be dated before 1675, the year in which Sandrart's book appeared.

  • used as model for
    after Rembrandt, Zelfportret van Rembrandt
    Copper 23 x 16.2 cm, signed "PRem:f. 1650 [or 1652]".

    The copy faithfully reproduces the head, but shows the body only to chest height. The copy was apparently already listed in 1719 in the "Gemälde und Bilderschatz" in Pommersfelden: "in dem kleinen Cabinet neben Ihre Churfürstlichen Gnaden, Retirade: no. 45 Ein/in gleicher Grösse/mit eigener hand gemahltes Contrefait, vom Rennbrand. Hoch. 7 Zoll, Breit. 5 Zoll [= app. 17.7 x 12.7 cm] (Nuremberg feet)". Unlike in the original, where as a result of the trimming on the left the figure is placed to the left of the central axis of the picture plane, in the copy the figure is to the right of the central axis; at the top more of the background is visible. The position of the figure in the picture plane and the fact that the copy is already mentioned in 1719 allow the conclusion that the copy was made before the original was cutdown to its present format (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 8).

  • used as model for
    Anoniem
    Canvas 79 x 64 cm; Certainly since 1720 in the Collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein, Vaduz (Exhib. cat. Meisterwerke der Malerei aus Privatsammlungen im Bodenseegebiet, Bregenz 1965, no. 79). Sold at auction, Sotheby's, London, 27 October 2011, lot no. 201.

  • copied in print by
    Anton Joseph von Prenner, Rembrandts Zelfportret
    Reproduces the painting in the same direction as the orginal, albeit proportionally somewhat narrower on both sides.

  • copied in print by
    after Rembrandt, Portret van Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
  • copied in print by
    Joseph Eisner (II)
    engraving with inscription: "Gez. von S.v.Perger - Gest. von J. Eissner / Bildniss Rembrandt's"

    in Carl Haas and Sigmund Ferdinand von Perger, Kaiserliche königliche Bilder-galerie im Belvedere zu Wien 1821-1828, vol. 2 (1823).

  • copied in print by
    William Unger
    in Von Lützow 1876-1886, as no. 4

  • copied in print by
    Anton Joseph von Prenner
    and Frans van Stampart, in their Prodromus, Vienna c. 1735. Plate 5, no. 15 (counting from left to right). The image is mirrored compared to the original.

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Entered on: 2000-03-28; Last modification: 2018-09-19

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