Rembrandt van Rijn (studio copy) Portrait of Rembrandt (1606-1669) with a Gorget
For a long time, this painting was thought to be a self-portrait of the young Rembrandt. But extensive research showed that it is a very good copy of a self-portrait of Rembrandt, made by one of his pupils. The original by Rembrandt is in Nuremberg. Although this panel was not painted by Rembrandt, it does depict the painter at the age of twenty-three.
Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam) (studio copy)
Portrait of Rembrandt (1606-1669) with a Gorget
28.9 x 37.9 cm
Govert van Slingelandt, The Hague, in or before 1752-1767; his widow, Agatha Huydecoper, 1767-1768; Van Slingelandt sale, The Hague, 18 May 1768 (Lugt 1683), no. 11; the entire collection sold to Prince William V; Prince William V, The Hague, 1768-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum Central des Arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822