Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn Dutch, about 1628 Oil on copper 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. 2013.60
This is perhaps one of the most famous self-portraits of all time since it shows Rembrandt in a laughing pose that is also quite uncommon for an artist. The artist painted more than one hundred original self-portraits and the correct name for this work is; ‘A more cheerful pose’ and is in keeping with the more jovial style that he had adopted during this particular period. The portrait includes several trademark elements that we normally associate with Rembrandt, including the interplay Continue reading...