倫勃朗自畫像再現拍賣場 | REMBRANDT’S LAST SELF-PORTRAITS

倫勃朗(又譯林布蘭)一生總共畫了大約八十幅自畫像,當中有油畫、蝕刻版畫及素描,每幅皆嚴謹細膩地刻畫了他的面容,逐一紀錄了他畢生對自己形象的執迷和探索。

Rembrandt recorded his own physiognomy in some 80 paintings, etchings and drawings, documenting his enduring captivation with his own image throughout almost the entire span of his career.

Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat, 1632, est £12-16 million ($15-20 million) -Photographer Antony Jones (2)

倫勃朗的自畫像如今幾乎全由知名博物館收藏,只有三幅作品仍在私人藏家手中,其中一幅在2003年重見天日,同年於倫敦蘇富比售出,如今屬紐約萊頓收藏(Leiden collection)所有;第二幅作品長期借展於蘇格蘭國家畫廊;第三幅作品將於7月28日登上倫敦蘇富比拍場,它是三幅私人收藏的倫勃朗自畫像當中紀年最早、最具啟示意義的傑作,估價1,200萬至1,600萬英鎊。《戴襞襟和黑帽的自畫像》尺寸精巧,卻展現倫勃朗描摹自身形象的超卓造詣,是今年七月倫敦一場跨門類晚間拍賣的焦點鉅獻。

Almost all of Rembrandt’s painted self-portraits are by now in major museum collections, and only three remain in private hands. One of these, discovered and sold at Sotheby’s in London in 2003, is in the Leiden collection in New York, while another is on long-term loan to the National Gallery of Scotland. The third – the earliest in date of the three, and in some ways the most revealing – will be offered with an estimate of £12-16 million at Sotheby’s London on 28 July. Of intimate proportions and embodying Rembrandt’s unique mastery of self-examination, Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat, will star in the pioneering evening sale.

Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat, 1632, est £12-16 million ($15-20 million) -Photographer Antony Jones (3)

《戴襞襟和黑帽的自畫像》大致可紀年為1632年末一段短時期之內——倫勃朗只在這段短時間內使用過此畫中所見的簽名樣式。此外,根據樹輪年代學分析,這幅作品以波羅的海橡樹為畫板材料,與另一幅同一時期作品的畫板取材自同一塊木料。

The painting can be dated to a narrow window towards the end of 1632, thanks to the fact that it is signed with a form of the artist’s signature that he only very briefly employed, and also because dendrochronological analysis shows that it is painted on a panel cut from the same Baltic oak tree as another picture from that precise period.

《戴襞襟和黑帽的自畫像》,1632年作 估價:1,200萬至1,600萬英鎊;Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat, 1632 With an estimate of £12-16m

本作面世之時,年輕的倫勃朗正值事業生涯的關鍵時刻;他在阿姆斯特丹嶄露頭角,開始名利雙收。他的傳世名作、海牙莫瑞泰斯皇家美術館珍藏的《尼古拉斯・杜爾博士的解剖學課》正是這個時期的作品,款識亦與本作相同。

This was a pivotal moment in the young artist’s career, when he was just establishing himself in Amsterdam and enjoying new-found commercial success; one of Rembrandt’s greatest masterpieces, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, now in the Mauritshuis, The Hague, was painted at exactly this time and is signed in the same way.

《尼古拉斯・杜爾博士的解剖學課》,1632年作;The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632

倫勃朗在阿姆斯特丹闖出名堂時,年方二十六歲,不久後即完成這幅《戴襞襟和黑帽的自畫像》。畫中的倫勃朗身穿黑衣,頸飾純白襞襟、頭戴氈帽、帽飾金帶,這正是他筆下其他模特兒的常見正裝,但不是倫勃朗本人的日常裝扮。倫勃朗身穿此類正裝的自畫像僅有兩幅,本畫是其中之一。

Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat, painted just after the 26-year-old Rembrandt set himself up in Amsterdam, falls intriguingly somewhere between the first and the second of these groups of works; here, the artist shows himself clad in black, with a white ruff and a felt hat, the crown encircled by with a hatband decorated with gold – a rather formal type of outfit that would typically have been worn by the sitters he depicted, not by Rembrandt himself. This is one of only two self-portraits by Rembrandt in which he shows himself formally dressed in this way.

Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat, 1632, est £12-16 million ($15-20 million) Signature -Photographer Antony Jones

倫敦蘇富比跨門類晚間拍賣
Painting to Star in Cross-Category Evening Sale
Date:
2020.7.28
Venue:
Sotheby’s London

香港預展
Hong Kong Preview
Date:
2020.7.5 – 7.8
Venue:
香港會議展覽中心 展覽廳一
Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Photo courtesy to Sotheby’s

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