Self Portrait at the Age of 22
Self Portrait at the Age of 22

Image credit: Simon Gillespie Studio

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In 2018, art historian Bendor Grosvenor suggested that the Knightshayes picture could, in fact, be a study by Rembrandt for his self portrait of c.1628 in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The painting became the subject of BBC Four's 'Britain’s Lost Masterpieces', first broadcast on 15th August 2018.

This artwork is shown both post-conservation and pre-conservation.

National Trust, Knightshayes Court



Self Portrait at the Age of 22




oil on panel


H 23 x W 18.5 cm

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bequeathed by Sir John Heathcoat Amory, 3rd Bt, 1972

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Bolham, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7RQ England

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