Young Woman in Profile
  • TitleYoung Woman in Profile
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 72 x 55 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 92 x 75 x 5 cm
  • DatingSigned 1632
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch, born 1606, dead 1669
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 583
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1866 from Kongl. Museum (Tessin-Fredrik I 1749)
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1621 17th century
  • Description
    Images and media

    This picture of a woman in half-length is not a commissioned portrait but rather a so-called tronie, the image of an intriguing individual, often, as here, in fanciful costume. The pleated white shirt reflects 16th-century fashion, while the gold-embroidered cape seems to stem from the artist’s imagination. Such images were popular collector’s items showing the artist’s power of invention and execution.