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Self-portrait, drawing at a window: 23.K.5-32

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Current Location: In storage


Self-portrait, drawing at a window


Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn




Head and shoulders of the artist wearing a hat and coat, a window to his right, facing front and looking at the spectator whilst seated at a desk drawing with his right hand onto paper resting on a bound volume.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


Production date: AD 1648 : Signed and dated from state II.



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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 151 mm Width 128 mm
Sheet Height 151 mm Width 128 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt. f
  • Location: Image upper left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1648
  • Location: Image upper left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-32
Primary reference Number: 42735
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B22 V/V
Biörklund/Barnard: BB48-A V/V
Old location number: 38.3.26c
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 23 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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