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Self-portrait (?) with plumed cap and lowered sabre: P.2251-R

An image of Print

Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Object information


Self-portrait (?) with plumed cap and lowered sabre


Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Printmaker)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Production date: CE 1634



School or Style


Materials used in production

Black ink
Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of laid paper Plate: Height 131 mm Width 107 mm
Sheet: Height 131 mm Width 107 mm

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt / f.
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature
  • Text: 1634
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2251-R
Primary reference Number: 41478
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B23 III/III
Biörklund/Barnard: BB34-B III/III
Old location number: 38.2.19*
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 February 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-06-16 19:33:25

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{{cite web|url=|title=Print|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-06-16 19:33:25|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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