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Self-Portrait With Raised Sabre

17th Century
4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (12.1 x 9.8 cm)

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, (1606–1669)

Object Type: PRINTS
Creation Place: Europe
Medium and Support: Etching
Accession Number: 76-G-596
Label for "Printmakers of the Baroque: 17th-Century Explorations of Space and Light", La Salle University Art Museum, December 16, 2013 – February 28th, 2014:

Over the course of his life, Rembrandt produced over 70 self-portraits in both paintings and etchings. While artists’ self-portraits were common in 17th-century Netherlands, the number and variety of Rembrandt’s set him apart from his fellow artists. As with many of his self-portraits before 1648, Rembrandt is dressed in a costume. Rembrandt was an avid collector of fanciful paraphernalia, which he kept in his studio for costum­ing models, including himself. His identities included a courtier, a beggar, a soldier and a saint. Here he has donned an ermine stole and a crown, and regally raises a saber as he stares authoritatively at the viewer. Re­cent scholars have understood these self-portraits not as expressions of a complex inner life, but as strategies to establish his identity and to distinguish himself as an artist.

Kelly Sheehan, '15

Current Location: In Storage


Printmakers of the Baroque: 17th-Century Explorations of Space and Light, Curated by Susan M. Dixon and Carmen Vendelin, La Salle University Art Museum, December 16, 2013 – February 28th, 2014.

- Delighting in the Everyday: Dutch Golden Age Paintings and Prints, Curated by Madeleine Viljoen, La Salle University Art Museum, April 25-June 15, 2006.

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