Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul

Oil on canvas | 91.0 x 77.0cm | 1661

Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt is 55 years old in this self-portrait, and he still looks at himself candidly. Here he assumes the guise of a personage from the Bible, the Apostle Paul. The sword protruding from his cloak and the manuscript in his hands are the apostle’s ...
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