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Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.72

Framed: 122.9 x 104.1 x 8.9 cm (48 3/8 x 41 x 3 1/2 in.)

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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

High auction record
$37.5k, Swann, 2018
Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions
2018
In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The MetThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
2016
Rembrandt in Black & WhiteCentre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)
2014
Rembrandt: The Late WorksThe National Gallery, London
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Self Portrait, 1659, 1659

Oil on canvas
33 3/10 × 26 in
84.5 × 66 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Washington
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Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.72

Framed: 122.9 x 104.1 x 8.9 cm (48 3/8 x 41 x 3 1/2 in.)

Medium
Image rights
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

High auction record
$37.5k, Swann, 2018
Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions (3)
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