Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Rembrandt commanded the field of etching in the seventeenth century, and his range of visual effects, from linearity to complex tonalities, has never been matched. This etching is one of his most famous self-portrait prints, an intimate late-career work that shows the artist in an introspective state, immersed in his drawing and illuminated by the light of a window. Dressed in modest studio attire, he depicts himself without pretence. The dense network of etched lines yields a mass of shadows that blanket the room, in contrast to the soft veil of sunlight illuminating the artist at work. This penetrating and stunning portrait captures the artist's thoughtful persona, not simply his likeness.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College
, 9/24/2010 - 5/28/2011
Mirrors and Masks: Reflections and Constructions of the Self
Bryn Mawr College
, 3/23/2017 - 6/4/2017