Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.
This beautiful Rembrandt portrait is lit with a soft one light source with vignette background. I was drawn to this image because of its innocent painter like style. Photograph Ksenia by Paul Apal'kin on 500px
Portrait of a Man with Magnifying Glass (detail), by Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669). This piece is interesting to me because Rembrandt was really able to capture the emotion in the man's mouth and eyes without going overboard on details.