Self-portrait wearing a Hat and two Chains

Rembrandt Harmensz. van RijnAround 1642 - 1643

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Madrid, Espagne

Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest masters in the history of painting, as well as a superb and prolific engraver. His distinctive use of chiaroscuro, with strong contrasts between light and shade, and the profoundly dramatic nature of his work, set him apart from other painters. These features are clearly apparent in his self-portraits, such as the one here, which provide a faithful reflection of his changing personal situation, his feelings and his moods throughout his life; almost as though they were a mirror of his soul. Detailed scientific analysis of this panel has confirmed beyond doubt that it is the work of Rembrandt rather than one of his students, and is indeed one of his finest self-portraits.


  • Titre: Self-portrait wearing a Hat and two Chains
  • Créateur: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
  • Date de création: Around 1642 - 1643
  • Style: XVII Century Dutch Painting
  • Original Title: Self-portrit wearing a Hat and two Chains
  • Dimensions physiques: w548 x h720 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Lien externe: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - Fact Sheet
  • Support: Oil on panel

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