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Study of an Old Man in Profile  1630

by Rembrandt

So-called tronies like this small sketch are typical of Rembrandt’s work. They were made to capture and represent a particular type or stock character, but they also served as a vehicle for experimentation, allowing the artist to try out different effects of the light. Such studies were painted after real-life sitters and were a regular feature of artists’ collection of sk...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark