The Getty Research Institute
Research Home Tools Cutural Objects Names Authority Full Record Display
Cultural Objects Names Authority  Cultural Objects Names Authority® Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help
ID: 700001968Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Zelfportret als de apostel Paulus (easel painting (painting by form); Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Leiden 1606-07-15 - Amsterdam ...; 1661; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); SK-A-4050; RM001.collect.5280)
Note: Rembrandt made this self portrait when he was fifty-five years old. On the left, beside his shoulder, he has signed his name and the year in which he made the painting: 1661. Rembrandt pictured himself in a total of about eighty paintings, etchings and drawings. He made most of these for himself as study material: to study a facial expression or to try out contrasts between light and shade. Sometimes he used himself as a 'model' representing someone else, as is the case here. He has pictured himself as a biblical character, the apostle St Paul.
Zelfportret als de apostel Paulus (preferred,C,U,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
Self portrait as the apostle Paul (C,U,DE,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
easel painting (painting by form) [300177435] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Visual Works (hierarchy name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by form>)

paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1661

Creator Display:
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Leiden 1606-07-15 - Amsterdam 1669-10-08) [preferred,VP]
painter Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch painter, printmaker, 1606-1669) [500011051]
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: SK-A-4050; RM001.collect.5280
Credit Line: Schenking van de heer en mevrouw De Bruijn-van der Leeuw, Muri
Display Materials: oil on canvas
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
canvas [300014078]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, textile materials, <textile materials by process or technique>)

Dimensions: 91 x 71 cm
exhibition: De Twaalf Maanden van Hans Bol, 2004-12-18 - 2005-02-27
exhibition: Self-Portraits - II, 2006-03-01 - 2006-05-31
exhibition: Terug naar Zeeland, 2006-06-01 - 2006-09-01
exhibition: Goya- Prophet der Moderne - I, 2005-07-12 - 2005-09-28
exhibition: Rimpatrio dell' 'Annunciazione', 2005-09-24 - 2006-01-09
exhibition: Project Rijksmuseum-A, 2011-10-29 - 2016-09-01

General Subject:
portraits (preferred )
human figures

Specific Subjects:
Harmensz. Van Rijn Rembrandt (Dutch painter, printmaker, 1606-1669) [500011051]
.....(Persons, Artists) (ULAN)
Paul the Apostle, Saint [1001058]
.....((Christian characters, Christian iconography, Legend, Religion, Mythology)) (ICON)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: schenking 1949
Inscriptions: signatuur en datum Rembrandt f. 1661
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Zelfportret van Rembrandt als de apostel Paulus. Ten halven lijve naar links, het gelaat naar de kijker gewend. Met openstaande mantel die zicht geeft op het zwaard dat op de borst wordt gedragen, op het hoofd een witte tulband. In de handen een opengevouwen bundel zendbrieven.
Sources and Contributors:
Zelfportret als de apostel Paulus........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
Self portrait as the apostle Paul........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 12 September 2012
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 14 September 2012
Dutch ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 12 September 2012
New Search

Back to Top
The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust