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Gemäldegalerie [810]

Selbstbildnis mit einem Samtbarett und einem Mantel mit Pelzkragen

http://www.smb-digital.de/eMuseumPlus?service=ImageAsset&module=collection&objectId=865646&resolution=superImageResolution#1042229 (Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Christoph Schmidt (CC BY-NC-SA)

Description

Numerous paintings and drawings show that Rembrandt was more interested in himself as a subject, from the earliest times and well into old age, than any other artist of his period. This portrait with a velvet beret is a manifestation of his self-confidence: he had married Saskia Uylenburgh in 1634, and thus above his station. It also shows that he was familiar with the famous Rubens self-portrait (Windsor Castle). But unlike Rubens, Rembrandt does not present himself as an honourable gentleman, but as an established painter, who is basing his self-representation on art, rather than social status. The beret is also one of the painter’s typical attributes, and the alert turn of the head towards the viewer and the thoughtful look out of the picture had been standard to the portraiture of artists since the Renaissance. | Claudia Banz


SIGNATUR / INSCHRIFT: rechts unten: Rembrandt •f• 1634

1829/30 Überweisung aus den Königlich Preußischen Schlössern

Material/Technique

Oak wood

Measurements

58,4 x 47,7 cm

Painted ...
... Who: Zur Personenseite: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669)
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... Who: Zur Personenseite: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669)

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Die Gemäldegalerie besitzt eine der weltweit bedeutendsten Sammlungen europäischer Malerei des 13. bis zum 18. Jahrhunderts. Die Bestände umfassen...

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