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Self-portrait with Saskia

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Self-portrait with Saskia


Rembrandt van Rijn

Dutch, 1606-1669

Artists regularly portrayed themselves, but none did so as often or with as much verve as Rembrandt. In this double portrait, he looks up from sketching his wife Saskia, pen still in hand. Eschewing the fanciful costumes and expressions he often favored, Rembrandt presents himself simply as an artist at work. He would revist this theme decades later in the Kenwood painting.
4 1/8 x 3 5/8 in. (10.5 x 9.2 cm)
Manson F. Backus Memorial Collection
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Durer, Rembrandt, and Goya: Old Masters Prints from the Seattle Art Museum Collection", May 31, 2001 - January 1, 2002 (5/31/2001 - 1/1/2002)

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Rembrandt Prints From The Seattle Art Museum's Permanent Collection", June 3 - July 25, 1993, 6/3 - 7/25/93 in conjunction with Dutch and Flemish Paintings: The Harold Samuel Collection. (06/03/1993 - 07/25/1993)
Published ReferencesBartsch 19

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