Charcoal of Rembrand With Dead Bittern
Charcoal on Paper
13×10 inches (35×25 cm)
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A charcoal copy of one of Rembrandt’s self portraits. This one is titled Self Portrait With Dead Bittern. I had to look it up too — a bittern is a type of bird in the heron family with a short neck. An interesting thing about this self portrait is that only nobility were permitted to hunt at the time. Rembrandt painted himself as an equal of a nobleman by posing with this bird.