Self-Portrait as if Shouting, 1630

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The first state is a rich, early trial proof taken before Rembrandt had trimmed and smoothed the edges of the copper plate. Such rarities are highly prized by collectors. Rembrandt's final compositional solution increased the amount of the image devoted to his own face, thus pushing him more aggressively into the viewer's space.

Self-Portrait as if Shouting
Artist Life
Accession Number
British Museum, London, register numer 1855-4-14-259, BM Duplicate stamp in brown verso (L. 305, initialed by Sydney Colvin); black stamp verso (L. 303); "GLB", unidentified (L. 1172b).
Catalogue Raisonne
Hind 31 i/iii; B. 13; Mz.7 i/iii; Holl. 13 i/iii; B-B. 30-N i/iii
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