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.

Details
Title
Self-Portrait as if Shouting
Artist Life
1606–1669
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.12,797
Provenance
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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