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This morning we shared a detail of an artwork on our social media pages. Did you know what artwork that detail is from? You can see the answer here below:  Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, Drawing at a Window, 1648 (The Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam).

Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, Drawing at a Window, 1648 (The Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam).

In this last etched self-portrait Rembrandt made we see the artist sitting at the window in his working clothes. From the slope of the working surface and the way in which he grasps the tool it would seem that he is in the process of etching. Rembrandt observed himself in a mirror as he drew this etching. He then retouched the plate several times, always making small changes, and pulled various impressions on western and oriental paper.

 

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