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Rembrandt and Degas: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

The exhibition was organized by the Rijksmuseum, in association with
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

Rembrandt and Degas

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

February 23–May 20, 2012

Self-portraits made by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) and Edgar Degas (1834–1917) at the start of their illustrious careers are seen side by side, for the first time, in an exhibition that highlights the Dutch master's guiding influence on the young French Impressionist and offers an intimate look at their unique kinship.

Images, from left to right: Rembrandt van Rijn, Sheet of Studies with Self-Portrait (detail), 1630–34. Etching, 2nd State. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Edgar Degas, Self-Portrait (detail), ca. 1855–57. Red chalk on laid paper. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Woodner Collection 1991