Original: oil on canvas 77 x 91 cm bxh
Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul by Rembrandt van Rijn
The Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul is a self-portrait by Rembrandt. Instead of a beret or a palette, Rembrandt van Rijn wears a white turban in this painting. In his hand he holds several inscribed pieces of paper. A sword can be seen through his open cloak. All these attributes point to the apostle Paul.
In 1919, it was Frederik Schmidt Degener who first noticed that it was of the Apostle Paul. Until that year, the painting was only called Self-Portrait. That it was indeed an interpretation of Apostle Paul was confirmed in the 1990s, when a window with bars in the background emerged during restoration. Apostle Paul was in fact imprisoned four times during his life.
A MASTERPIECE BY REMBRANDT VAN RIJN
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