No artist’s face is so instantly recognisable as that of Rembrandt. In this video, discover the artist’s enduring captivation with his own image and his unique mastery of self-examination. Painted in 1632, ‘Self-Portrait, Wearing a Ruff and Black Hat’, shows a 26-year old Rembrandt with his sights firmly set on conquering the Amsterdam art scene. One of the last self-portraits by Rembrandt left in private hands, it is the highlight of our pioneering cross-category evening sale ‘Rembrandt to Richter’ (28 July | London), in which an exceptional collection of Old Master paintings will be offered alongside Impressionist & Modern, Modern British and Contemporary works. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.
Discover Rembrandt’s Unceasing Journey of Self-Depiction
London 28th July 2020