Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

The Elevation of the Cross. 1633. Oil on canvas, 96.2 x 72.2 cm. Private collection.
Self-portrait. 1640. Oil on canvas, 102 x 80 cm. National Gallery, London
Portrait of the Artist at His Easel.  1660. Oil on canvas, 111 x 90 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris
Self-Portrait, Surprised. 1630. Copper engraving, 510 x 460 mm. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Little Self-portrait. 1656-58. Oil on wood, 48.5 x 40.5 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Rembrandt and Saskia in the Scene of the Prodigal Son in the Tavern. c.1635. Oil on canvas, 161 x 131 cm. Gemäldegalerie, Dresden
Self-Portrait. 1658. Oil on canvas, 133,5 x 104 cm. Frick Collection, New York
Self-Portrait (detail). 1659. Oil on canvas, 84,5 x 66 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington
Self-Portrait. 1660. Oil on canvas, 80,5 x 67,5 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Self-Portrait. 1659. Oil on canvas, 84,5 x 66 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington
Self Portrait as a Young Man. 1634. Oil on canvas, 61 x 52 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Self-Portrait. 1627. Oil on wood, 23.5 x 17 cm. Staatliche Museen, Kassel
Self-Portrait. 1629. Oil on panel, 15,5 x 12,5 cm. Alte Pinakothek, Munich
The Artist in his Studio. 1626-28. Oil on panel, 25.5 x 32 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Self-Portrait with Lace Collar. c. 1629. Oil on canvas, 37,7 x 28,9 cm. Mauritshuis, The Hague
Self-Portrait. 1661. Oil on canvas, 114 x 94 cm. English Heritage, Kenwood House, London
Self-Portrait. 1668-69. Oil on canvas, 82,5 x 65 cm. Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne
Self-Portrait. 1669. Oil on canvas, 86 x 70.5 cm. National Gallery, London
Self-Portrait. 1669. Oil on canvas, 59 x 51 cm. Mauritshuis, The Hague
Self-Portrait. 1669, digitally altered to reveal obscure figure in to right of portrait.
Does this self-portrait show Rembrandt as Zeuxis, the ancient Greek painter who died laughing while painting an ugly old woman? Or is it a staging of the artist as Democritus painting his own bust? Or, is this a portrayal of “Apelles Contemplating a Bust of Homer,” as suggested by the naming of the painting in the Metropolitan Museum?

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