Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait, Age 23

“Self-Portrait, Age 23” is an oil painting on oak panel by Rembrandt. Known and celebrated for his innovative techniques, numerous portraits and biblical scenes completed across a range of media, he is considered to be one of the most significant figures in art history. On a sunny day, when natural light streams into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, this self-portrait comes alive. The spotlight on the Rembrandt’s shoulder and cheek glow as if he is sitting in the gallery staring right back at you. Learn more about this masterpiece with Peggy Fogelman, the Norma Jean Calderwood Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.