29 June 2005
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Self Portrait in a Cap, open-mouthed (B., Holl. 320; H. 32)
etching, 1630, a good impression of this rare print, showing a little wear in the shadows to the right of the face, with thread margins, some pale staining at the lower sheet edge, generally in good condition, framed
P. 51 x 44 mm., S. 52 x 46 mm.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately