29 October 2019
This lot is offered without a reserve
Manner of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
A portrait of the artist
oil on canvas, circular, laid down onto a square canvas of 12 ¾ x 12 ¾ in.
11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) diameter
Acquired by John and Johanna Bass, by whom donated to the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, in 1964.
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This composition derives from two self-portraits by Rembrandt dating to circa 1628 (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) and 1629 (Alte Pinakothek, Munich). In each of those paintings, Rembrandt's face is cast in deeper shadow than here.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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