Self Portrait
oil on panel, 69.9x58.4cm
The Royal Collection, London

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Having been written off as a Rembrandt in 1982, this painting has made a remarkable comeback. Even though little of the original paint can be seen today, a detailed examination has revealed that below the over painting lies an authentic self portrait. Three stages of this painting can be distinguished;
  • the panel was first used in Rembrandt's shop, maybe by a pupil
  • paint was partially scraped off and a second version was painted in 1642
  • then a third painting was painted by another hand over the second
The later over painting done at a unknown date can be recognized by a difference in structure and style of painting. Striking enough though, the signature was left untouched and is consistent his his signature at the time.

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