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Portrait of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn  1628

by Jan Lievens

As young artists, Rembrandt and Lievens shared a workshop in Leiden. Lievens painted his friend wearing [br]a metal gorget and a beret. Rembrandt also portrayed himself in the same outfit a number of times during this period. In this little painting Lievens not only recorded his friend’s likeness, but also imitated his style, adopting Rembrandt’s characteristic dark colou...
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum