Masterpiece Tour 2016: Self Portrait at the Age of 63

Provenance and further reading


Collection of Willem van Huls (about 1663–1722), Whitehall, London; his sale, London (William Wilson), 6 August 1722, lot 22 (‘Rembrant His own Picture’, and described as being in ‘the back-Stairs’ of the late owner’s dwelling-house in Whitehall; £80, to Brodrick); Collection of Thomas Brodrick, MP (1654–1730); by descent to his nephew, Alan Brodrick, 2nd Viscount Midleton (1702–1747); in the Midleton collection at Peper Harow, Godalming, until sale, George Alan Brodrick (1806–1848), 5th Viscount Midleton, London (Christie’s), 31 July 1851, lot 78 (purchased by The National Gallery for 410 guineas).

Further reading

S. Alpers, ‘Rembrandt’s Enterprise: The Studio and the Market’, London 1988, pp. 32–3, 115

D. Bomford, J. Kirby, A. Roy, A. Rüger and R. White, ‘Art in the Making: Rembrandt’, London 2006

H. P. Chapman, ‘Rembrandt’s Self-Portraits: A Study in Seventeenth-Century Identity’, Princeton 1990

S. Schama, ‘Rembrandt’s Eyes’, New York 1999, pp. 677–80

E. van de Wetering, ‘A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings IV: The Self-Portraits’, Dordrecht 2005

C. White and Q. Buvelot, eds, ‘Rembrandt by Himself’, exh. cat., London and The Hague 1999

M. E. Wieseman, ‘The Late Self Portraits’ in ‘Rembrandt: The Late Works’, exh. cat., London and Amsterdam 2014, pp. 36–55

C. Wright, ‘Rembrandt: Self-Portraits’, London 1982

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