Self Portrait, Wide Eyed
etching, 51x46mm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

      44K image | 122K image

*Image viewer provided by Web Gallery of Art.
This etching is one of four studies of different facial expressions that the artist produced in 1630. The way the head is cut off at the upper edge gives the impression that his head is jerked up and back in wonder and astonishment. This expression also appears in other works (The Raising of Lazarus) by Rembrandt. Depiction of feelings and emotions played a particularly important role in biblical, mythological and allegorical scenes. The face of course was where such feelings were to be expressed most eloquently.

Search for Posters by:
Search Now:
In Association with
Oil Painting Reproductions at 1st Art Gallery

Small Self Portrait, 1627-28 Self Portrait Wide- Eyed, 1630 Self Portrait Angry Expression, 1630 Self Portrait Beggar, 1630 Self Portrait with Hat, 1631-33 Self Portrait as Oriental Potentate, 1634 Self Portrait with Saskia, 1636 Self Portrait Leaning on Stone Wall, 1639