This painting is the earliest self-portrait in oils made in England.
A prime example of this is the early self-portrait by Edouard Vuillard that was bought in 1978.
Largely for this reason, most early self-portraits show painters at no more than half-length.
It also contains the earliest self-portrait of the artist.
This small show focuses on his formative years and centers around an early self-portrait in the museum's collection.
The early self-portraits - basically drawings and watercolors reworked in oil - are remarkable.
The collection ranged from his earliest self-portraits to work he completed in 2005.
In all this, we recognized the redoubtable human being who looks out at us in the two early self-portraits in the show.
The exhibit includes 60 paintings and 20 drawings the artist created from 1859 through 1872 and features several early self-portraits.
Was Rembrandt really that short like on this early self-portrait?