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Self-Inspection or Self-Promotion?: Two Self-Portraits

At first glance, the two portraits appear quite similar. However, a closer look at each self-portrait reveals crucial discrepancies that point to two dramatically different motivations: While it is clear that Leyster’s work falls into the self-promotion category, Rembrandt seems to be moved by a desire to understand himself both as a man and as a subject.

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