Self portrait at the age of 63 (1669) Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1606-1669)

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But H.W. Janson wrote that Rembrandt used the self-portraits to reflect “every stage of his inner development — experimental in the Leyden years; theatrically disguised in the 1630s; frank and self-analytical toward the end of his life, … yet full of simple dignity.”

H.W. Janson, History of Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1986) p.530.