Rembrandt self-portrait in 1658

Our current Featured Photo is actually a painting — a self-portrait of Rembrandt. I featured the story of Rembrandt on September 14.

It is thought that the Dutch painter Rembrandt may have had exotropia. Although it would appear from the photos that his right eye drifts outward, he most likely painted himself looking in a mirror. This would mean that his left eye was the straying eye. Click on the photo for a larger view.

REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van RIJN, b. July 15, 1606, Leiden, Neth.–d. Oct. 4, 1669, Amsterdam. Copies of Rembrandt self-portraits are widely distributed. More about his life and more of his art can be found at the links below:

WebMuseum, Paris: Rembrandt

Web Gallery of Art

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