Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
Location Notes:
PAC; Lobby Wall

Self-portrait, Leaning on a Stone Sill

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.208.8
Artist:
Rembrandt van Rijn
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Hand Printed Reproduction from Rembrandt Museum Amsterdam
Date:
1639;2009
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 8 in Width: 6.25 in
Note: 16" x 20"
Description:
Black and white sketch of fancy man leaning on a wall; long curly hair, mustache, and hat.
Historical Context:
Here, Rembrandt has depicted himself as a "grand-seigneur". The striking pose is borrowed from portraits painted by Titian and Raphael of other members of nobility. Perhaps here he is competing against these Italian masters, demonstrating his equality with them.