Self-portrait with Saskia



Amsterdam, Netherlands

In his early self-portraits, Rembrandt often practises rendering light or emotions. By contrast, these later ones are more narrative, because he dresses up in imaginary costumes (e.g. complete with an Oriental sword) or in 16th-century attire. With the latter variant, he aligns himself with celebrated 16th-century artists, such as Lucas van Leyden, Titian or Raphael.


  • Title: Self-portrait with Saskia
  • Creator: Rijn, Rembrandt van
  • Date Created: 1636
  • Physical Dimensions: papier
  • Subject Keywords: Rijn, Rembrandt van, Uylenburgh, Saskia van
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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