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Portrait of Rembrandt, full-length figure with hat and long coat, hands on hips, after a drawn self-portrait by Rembrandt
Pen and brown ink with wash, over graphite sketch on paper washed with light brown
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Height: 230 millimetres
Width: 192 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- After a 1655-1656 drawing by Rembrandt in the Rembrandt Huis, Amsterdam.
Samuel Woodforde copied many old master drawings, including works by Murillo (now in Dulwich Picture Gallery), Poussin and Guercino. See William Drummond's exhibition catalogue of his work.
The original drawing is one of a group of portrait and figure studies often executed with reed pen. A drawing of a seated woman, once thought to represent the artist's mother and considered to be the companion to the Rembrandt self-portrait, is in the BM (1935,1012.4). Both of these drawings were in C. Ploos van Amstel's collection but it is not certain where Woodforde might have seen the original in order to copy it.
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
One of a large group of drawings by this artist acquired by William Drummond.
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