REMBRANDT Harmensz. van Rijn<br/>
<em>Self-portrait leaning on a stone sill</em> 1639 <!-- (recto) --><br />

etching, touched with black chalk<br />
20.5 x 16.4 cm (plate) 20.8 x 16.6 cm (sheet)<br />
1st of 2 states<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Purchased, 1891<br />
p.186.5-1<br />


Scholars Series: Recontextualising Rembrandt
Dr Betsy Wieseman

Scholars Series: Recontextualising Rembrandt
Dr Betsy Wieseman


Dr Marjorie E. (Betsy) Wieseman has worked at museums in the United States including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College; the Cincinnati Art Museum; and the Cleveland Museum of Art. From 2006 to 2017 she was Curator of Dutch Paintings 1600–1800, and subsequently Curator of Dutch and Flemish Paintings 1600–1800, at the National Gallery, London. Since 2019, she has been Curator and Head of the Department of Northern European Paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has curated exhibitions on Rembrandt, Rubens, and Vermeer (among others) and published widely on those artists, as well as on topics such as portrait miniatures, genre painting, technical art history, and the history of collecting.

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The NGV’s success is built on the dedicated support of our philanthropic community. An exciting opportunity has arisen to acquire a significant and rare print by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn Abraham Francen, Apothecary c. 1657 is one of a small group of prints made by Rembrandt in the late 1650s, and the addition of this etching would be a superb example of the artist’s powerful late style.

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